Brave with Beauty

Brave with Beauty : A Story of Afghanistan

4.36 (56 ratings by Goodreads)
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4.36 (56 ratings by Goodreads)

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This is the extraordinary story of Queen Goharshad, a 15th-century monarch, who many historians now believe was the one of the most powerful women in world history. Ruling from the Timurid artistic and cultural center of Herat in western Afghanistan, Queen Goharshad ushered in a remarkable period when poetry, music, calligraphy, painting, and the sciences flourished as never before. A poet and an architect, she designed some of the most beautiful structures ever built on earth.

This story is a celebration of a remarkable woman--talented, generous, benevolent, and brave--whose achievements are an inspiration for young readers to use their strengths to make the world a more beautiful place.
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Product details

  • 9-11
  • Paperback | 46 pages
  • 203 x 203 x 3mm | 118g
  • English
  • 40 Illustrations
  • 1949528960
  • 9781949528961
  • 2,283,383

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A pleasant, romanticized introduction to an impressive person, places, and time for young readers beginning to like stories about real people. - School Library Journal

Educational, inspirational, and highly recommended especially for school and public library nonfiction picturebook collections. - Midwest Book Review
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