Interviews with Authors
Author: Sara Fashandi
The Baskerville Institute is pleased to share with everyone Message in a Matchbook: Memories of a Childhood in Tehran by Sara Fashandi. Follow young Mohsen as he comes to age in this series of short stories about his childhood in Tehran as he rises beyond his circumstances.
This book is a coming-of-age story of young Mohsen, who learns to make use of his resourcefulness and street smarts to fill his often-empty stomach and to provide for his family and for his future. A total of twenty-six short stories about Fashandi’s older brother’s childhood in the 1950s in the slums of Tehran, Iran.
Authors: Ariana Shaheen Amini and Christina Maheen Amini
Illustrated by: Elaheh Taherian
The Baskerville Institute is honored to share with everyone a new picture book titled Baba’s Gift: A Persian Father’s Love of Family by Ariana Shaheen Amini and Christina Maheen Amini and illustrated by Elaheh Taherian. This picture book is written by two daughters telling the story of their Baba. It weaves together the love of two countries with the love of family.
Baba enchants his six daughters with his stories, transporting them to his childhood in Iran as they play on the flowering vines of the Persian carpet in California. He tells the story of a determined young man who comes to the United States, the challenges of leaving his Persian family, and the unfolding of his new American life.