The dining staples you'd expect to find on the street or in diners are becoming more and more upscale in the District of Columbia. What does that signal about the city to its longtime residents?
The Simon and Schuster imprint, Salaam Reads, was founded in 2016 to introduce readers to Muslim characters in children’s books. Earlier this year, Salaam Reads published its first book, “Amina’s Voice,” by Rockville, Md., author Hena Khan. How are children’s books becoming more representative of their readers? Kojo explores the approach to these stories with local book lovers and writers.
- Wendy Lukehart Youth Collections Coordinator, D.C. Public Library
- Hena Khan Author of "Amina's Voice" (Salaam Reads)
2017 Summer Reading List For Kids
In the first part of our Summer Books series, we talked about books that better help you understand what it means to live in the Washington region. This time we do it for the kids. What are the best books you and your kids should be reading right now?
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