Seven Special Somethings : A Nowruz Story

By Adib Khorram, Illustrated by Zainab Faidhi (Dial Books for Young Readers – 2021)

Nowruz (means “new day” in Farsi/Persian language, and around March 21 Persian people celebrate it) is finally here! Kian can’t wait to celebrate with his family. He’s got plans to make it the happiest Persian New Year yet. But when a little bit of mischief ruins the family’s carefully arranged haft-seen, Kian has to find a way to fill the table back up again. The haft-seen had seven symbols, all starting with S to bring the family a new year full of joy. Can Kian find seven new S’s for Nowruz? It’s a lovely family story.