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Can you name a single, lovable Middle Eastern character in a middle grade novel? Now you can!

May 11, 2016

Contributed by Firoozeh Dumas, Author

People often me ask why I waited so long to  start writing. I always thought that in order to be a writer, one had to be  English and dead. I started writing when I was thirty-six years old so I  could tell my stories to my children. I wanted them to know what I have known  since I was seven years old; that our commonalities far outweigh our  differences. I learned this when my family moved from Abadan, Iran to Whittier, Californi...

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