Iranian illustrator Hoda Haddadi honored at Moonbeam Children’s Book Awards

November 12, 2017

TEHRAN – Iranian illustrator Hoda Haddadi won the gold medal for best illustrator at the 11th Moonbeam Children’s Book Awards, which was held on Saturday in Traverse City, in the U.S. state of Michigan.

Haddadi won the award for her illustrations for “Drummer Girl”, a book written by Pakistani author Hiba Masood and published by Daybreak Press in the U.S.

“Drummer Girl” tells the story of a young girl named Najma, who wakes up the fasting people for the pre-dawn meal during Ramadan by beating a drum.

Haddadi also won the gold medal for best illustrator at the Literary Classics International Book Awards, a U.S. literary honor for the book in July.

Photo: An illustration from “Drummer Girl”, for which Iranian artist Hoda Haddadi won the gold medal for best illustrator at the 11th Moonbeam Children’s Book Awards in Traverse City  

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