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RODA AHMED

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Etta Extraordinaire

Written by Roda Ahmed and Charnaie Gordon

Illustrated by Chloe Burgett

Etta was born to be a shining star. When Etta discovers her school is hosting a talent show, she wants to share her many talents with the world. Even though she has never performed onstage before, all Etta needs to do is make a plan. (Etta always has a plan!)
 

And in 1, 2, 3, 4 steps, she’s ready for her big performance on the big stage in front of a BIG audience.
 

Or is she?

Find out how Etta beats her worries, with the help of her loving family, in this joyful story.

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Good Night,

Wiggly Toes

Written by Roda Ahmed and Leandra Rose

Illustrated by Fanny Liem

What do you do when it is time to go to bed, but you have toes that are too wiggly, feet that want to run, hips that want to shake, legs that want to jump, and a heart that wants to drum? Good night, Wiggly toes is a fun book that helps you to connect with your wiggle body and helps calm it down.

 

One breath a time.

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Mae Among the Stars

Written by Roda Ahmed

Illustrated by Stasia Burrington

An enchanting, inspirational account of Jemison's early life that illustrates the importance of encouraging and supporting children's dreams.

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The Latest from

Roda Ahmed

Full Circle.

Published 2008 by Gyldendal

Forberedelsen (The Preparation) went into the Norwegian bestseller list and made Roda Ahmed the first African girl to ever write a Norwegian fiction novel. The book became required reading in universities and schools. 

Not yet translated. 

- Anne Schäffer, Bergens Tidende

… et spennende glimt inn i livet til en norsk-somalisk familie … et tydelig litterært talent.
God debutroman om det å være ung jente i klemme mellom to kulturer.

- Ingrid Brekke, Aftenposten

Romanen er både fargerik og lærerik …

- Hannelore W. Langstrøm, Fædrelandsvennen

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