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“A poignant story woven with a reminder that no matter how far we journey, family is always with us.”
—Kirkus Reviews

Baba’s Gift: A Persian Father’s Love of Family

Written by Ariana Shaheen Amini and Christina Maheen Amini
Illustrated by Elaheh Taherian
Published by Little Bigfoot

Baba’s Gift is a radiant celebration of a Persian father’s love of family, from his boyhood in Iran to his new life in America.

Baba enchants his six daughters with his stories, transporting them to his childhood in Iran as they play on the flowering vines of the Persian carpet in California. He tells the story of a determined young man who comes to the United States, the challenges of leaving his Persian family, and the unfolding of his new American life.

This picture book is written in the voice of two daughters telling the story of their Baba (“father” in Farsi). It weaves together the love of two countries with the love of family.

A perfect read-aloud for parents, grandparents, and teachers, the story inspires curiosity about other cultures and connection between generations.

Primary ISBN: 9781632173232
Publication Date: February 2023
Available As: Hardcover
Picture Book, Age 04 or older

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Setting: Iran, United States (California)

Character's Place in the Immigration Journey: Immigrant

Book Creator(s) Connection to the Community Represented: Own Voices/Lived Experience

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