The Library Bus by Bahram Rahman, illustrated by Gabrielle Grimard (Pajama Press, 2020). Pari, a young Afghan girl, hits the road with her mother, who operates the only library bus in Kabul. Together, they travel through the countryside, lending books to girls along the way. This book captures the excitement and feeling of freedom of a child learning how to read.
Award Status: Highly Commended
Author: Bahram Rahman
Illustrator: Gabrielle Grimard
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