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Iranian children's book author receives Gold Medals

“Naji and the mystery of the dig” inspires interest in Iranian culture.

Santa Barbara,CA,-- Children's Literary Classics (CLC) announced that the children's book, Naji and the Mystery of the Dig , by Vahid Imani, is the 2015 recipient of the golden seal in three different categories:

2015  Best In Category: Best First Chapter Book
2015  Gold medal winner for pre-teen / tween
2015 Best In Category: Cultural Issues Preteen

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The CLC award recipients were selected from entries received from around the globe. The book, Naji and the Mystery of the Dig ,had previously received the Children's Literary Classics Seal of Approval. The CLC Seal of Approval is a designation reserved for those books which uphold the rigorous criteria set forth by the Children's Literary Classics review committee, a team comprised of individuals with backgrounds in publishing, editing, writing, illustration and graphic design.

Author Vahid Imani, has crafted a book which is sure to hold the interest of young readers while offering a rare and enchanting glimpse into the fascinating Persian culture. This book comes highly recommended by Children's Literary Classics for classrooms, school and home libraries.  

Naji and the Mystery of the Dig is the engaging tale of a day in the life of  Naji, an eight year old girl growing up in Iran. As Naji's story progresses, readers are introduced to Naji's world, a place steeped in a rich and colorful history filled with lovely customs and traditions.  Unfamiliar words and phrases are highlighted in italics indicating that a definition has been provided at the back of the book.  Each definition goes into detail offering an interesting bit of background which further enhances the interest and educational value of this enticing book.  

The book is available on-line at Barnes & Noble and Globally at Amazon. To learn more about Naji and the mystery of the dig and Vahid Imani, visit



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