CONGRATULATIONS TO THE 2017 BEATTY AWARD RECIPIENT
4/12/2017 - It Ain’t So Awful, Falafel by Firoozeh Dumas and published by Clarion Books has been selected as the 2017 recipient of the California Library Association’s John and Patricia Beatty Award.
It Ain't So Awful, Falafel is a coming of age story of Zomorod (Cindy) Yousefzadeh living in California’s Newport Beach in the late 1970s. The committee loved the honesty and humor of the voice of Zomorod living in California during the Iranian Revolution. Dumas weaved together a heartwarming story of an immigrant family that will win the hearts of many readers...[read more]