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A Lion's Mane

4.75  ·  Rating Details ·  4 Ratings  ·  2 Reviews
Children should be able to see themselves represented in the books they read. Follow a young Sikh boy on a journey to cultures around the world to find the answer to his big question: Do you know who I am?

Learn how this global journey defines his identity, giving him a stronger and more meaningful sense of self-worth and identity.
Hardcover, 32 pages
Published September 2009 by Saffron Press
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I really liked the idea of this book, but didn't love the execution.

The narrator, a Sikh boy, refers to his hair as a lion's mane and shares the meaning and symbolism of lions in various languages and cultures, bringing it back to various elements of the Sikh faith. Putting the words on his dastaar (a red turban which winds through all the illustrations) is a neat idea, but I often saw the words on the dastaar before I saw the rest of the text on the page, which was disruptive to the flow.

Annie Hawn
Jul 27, 2010 Annie Hawn rated it it was amazing
Beautiful illustrations and amazing message about diversity.
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A mother, wife, elementary teacher and writer, inspired by words from around the globe, I fill treasured moments with scribbled notes-to-self in one of my many notebooks. One day, the words hidden in those pages, will form the serifs of a yet untitled story waiting to be brought to life, so I listen, write and grow closer to that special day.

Until recently, these global words would only have been
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