Razia and the Pesky Presents

Razia and the Pesky Presents by Natasha Sharma; illustrated by Priya Kuriyan (Duckbill Books, 2015). Hilariously encapturing the frustrations of being a female ruler in the thirteenth century (not as different from today as you might imagine!), this tale bubbles with sly humor, rhythmic rhymes, and a fascinating cast of caricatured characters who are as comical in the exaggerated illustrations as they are in the narrative. (Grades 2-4).

Award Status: Honorable Mention

Author: Natasha Sharma

Illustrator: Priya Kuriyan

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