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Ancient Iran wins Moonbeam Children's Book Awards bronze medal

Ancient Iran, a pictorial history for young readers by Massoume Price, has won the Moonbeam Children's Book Awards bronze medal for one of the best multicultural non-fiction books in 2008

ISBN 978-0-9809714-0-8, Hardcover, 72 pages, 8.77 X 11.18, $19.95 US/CDN

The Moonbeam Awards, one of the most prestigious in U.S., are dedicated to identifying the best children's books published each year for the North American market. The Awards are one of the fastest growing U.S.-based award contests focused on children's books. Winner, Finalists, and Honorable Mentions appear for an entire year at Winners will also be featured in and highlighted prominently in their newsletter, which goes out to more than 20,000 subscribers worldwide, many of whom are agents, buyers, and librarians.

The 138 medalists listed this year were chosen from a total of 1,085 entries (an average of 36 per category). Many of these books are by little-known authors, illustrators and publishers from around the world, and the award brings them to the attention of the children's book audience. Creating books that inspire our children to read, to learn, and to dream is an extremely important task, and these awards were conceived to reward those efforts. The Ancient Iran was chosen in category 20 which selects and rewards the best multicultural non-fiction books of the year published globally. The book was recently published in Vancouver by the author and social anthropologist, Massoume Price. Educated in both Iran and England, Massoume has written extensively on many aspects of Iranian culture. Her book Iran's Diverse Peoples (2005); was called by the Middle East Quarterly "must reading for anyone who wants to understand ethnic and religious diversity in Iran". Her website - - is used widely as an on-line reference source. The book has already become a bestseller amongst the Iranian community in Canada. For additional information on the awards please consult the following site:

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ISBN 978-0-9809714-0-8, Hardcover, 72 pages, 8.77 X 11.18, $19.95 US/CDN


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