‘Kids Take Over!’: On Sonia Nimr’s Thunderbird

Guest hosts Rafael (age 11) and Milo (almost 10) take over this episode of Bulaq to talk about the evil aunts, time-traveling djinn, and scary checkpoints in the first book of Palestinian novelist Sonia Nimr’s fast-paced fantasy trilogy: Thunderbird.

Show Notes

The first Thunderbird novel is available from University of Texas Press. The second is forthcoming this fall.

Educators interested in joining a launch event on Zoom with author and translator can sign up at the University of Texas website. Participants will get a free copy of the book!

Red Stars, by Davide Morosinottto, is available in Denise Muir’s translation. You can find more about literature for young readers in translation at worldkidlit.wordpress.com.

Rafael’s next editing project is Sawad Hussain’s translation of Djamila Morani’s The Djinn’s Apple, forthcoming from Neem Tree.

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