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Silent Music: A Story of Baghdad (James Rumford)

Recommended, Not Repeatable

Ali lives in Baghdad and loves soccer, music, and calligraphy. When his city is bombed, he turns toward calligraphy to help him cope with all that is happening around him. While this is an important story, and definitely can inspire discussions with your children about war, peace, and how one is far easier to achieve than the other, it’s also not exactly light bedtime reading. Though it’s a worthy celebration of art and youth, I think it’s more something you read and perhaps then have a long discussion around, rather than something you keep as a staple in your library.

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