Sadiq and the Desert Star [pb]
Written by Siman Nuurali & illustrated by Anjan Sarkar
When Sadiq's father leaves on a business trip, he worries he'll miss his baba too much. But Baba has a story for Sadiq: the story of the Desert Star. Learning about Baba's passion for the stars sparks Sadiq's interest in outer space. But can Sadiq find others who are willing to help him start the space club of his dreams? 64 pages
"Sadiq's family is from Somalia, and references to the country, language, and traditions are blended into the text... Full-color illustrations, a glossary, facts about Somalia, and a list of Somali terms are included along with activities to extend learning... A pleasant, informative read..." -School Library Journal (Grades 2-4)
August 1, 2019
AR Level=3.5; Lexile Level=610
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