Winner of the Michael L. Printz Award Christopher Award Winner Middle East Book Award Winner National Indie Bestseller NPR Best Book of the Year New York Times Best of the Year Amazon Best of the Year Booklist Editors' Choice BookPage Best of the Year NECBA Windows & Mirrors Selection Publishers Weekly Best of the Year Wall Street Journal Best of the Year Today.com Best of the Year Walter Awards Honor Book
"A modern masterpiece."—The New York Times Book Review
"Supple, sparkling and original."—The Wall Street Journal
"This book could change the world."—BookPage
"Like nothing else you've read or ever will read."—Linda Sue Park
"It hooks you right from the opening line."—NPR
SEVEN STARRED REVIEWS
* "A modern epic."—Kirkus Reviews, starred review
* "A rare treasure of a book."—Publishers Weekly, starred review
* "A story that soars."—The Bulletin, starred review
* "At once beautiful and painful."—School Library Journal, starred review
* "Raises the literary bar in children's lit."—Booklist, starred review
* "Poignant and powerful."—Foreword Reviews, starred review
* "One of the most extraordinary books of the year."—BookPage, starred review
A sprawling, evocative, and groundbreaking autobiographical novel told in the unforgettable and hilarious voice of a young Iranian refugee. It is a powerfully layered novel that poses the questions: Who owns the truth? Who speaks it? Who believes it?
"A patchwork story is the shame of the refugee," Nayeri writes early in the novel. In an Oklahoman middle school, Khosrou (whom everyone calls Daniel) stands in front of a skeptical audience of classmates, telling the tales of his family's history, stretching back years, decades, and centuries. At the core is Daniel's story of how they became refugees—starting with his mother's vocal embrace of Christianity in a country that made such a thing a capital offense, and continuing through their midnight flight from the secret police, bribing their way onto a plane-to-anywhere. Anywhere becomes the sad, cement refugee camps of Italy, and then finally asylum in the U.S. Implementing a distinct literary style and challenging western narrative structures, Nayeri deftly weaves through stories of the long and beautiful history of his family in Iran, adding a richness of ancient tales and Persian folklore.
Like Scheherazade of One Thousand and One Nights in a hostile classroom, Daniel spins a tale to save his own life: to stake his claim to the truth. EVERYTHING SAD IS UNTRUE (a true story) is a tale of heartbreak and resilience and urges readers to speak their truth and be heard.
About the Author
Daniel Nayeri was born in Iran and spent a couple of years as a refugee before immigrating to Oklahoma at age eight with his family. He is the publisher of Odd Dot, an imprint of Macmillan, making him one of the youngest publishers in the industry. He has served on the CBC diversity committee and the CBC panel committee. He lives in New York City. His autobiographical novel, Everything Sad Is Untrue (a true story) was the winner of the Michael L. Printz Award.
"Like nothing else you've read or ever will read."-Newbery Medalist, Linda Sue Park
"A modern epic." - KIRKUS REVIEWS ( starred review)
"A story that soars. Readers will be transported."- BCCB (starred review)
"A distinctive voice. A rare treasure of a book." - PUBLISHERS WEEKLY (starred review)
"Poignant and powerful. A story of heartbreak and resilience." - FOREWORD REVIEWS (starred review)
"One of the most extraordinary books of the year."- BOOKPAGE ( starred review)
"A journey as intimate as it is epic. A remarkable work that raises the literary bar in children's lit."- BOOKLIST (starred review)
"At once beautiful and painful, this timely story is highly recommended for middle grade readers."- SCHOOL LIBRARY JOURNAL (starred review)
"A modern masterpiece - as epic as the "Iliad" and "Shahnameh," and as heartwarming as "Charlotte's Web." It's for the kids at the lunch table; the heroes of tomorrow, just looking to survive the battle of adolescence." - NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW
"Supple, sparkling and original." - THE WALL STREET JOURNAL
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New Hope for American Art
New Hope for American Art is the most comprehensive book ever published on artists from, and surrounding, the New Hope Art Colony (also known as the Pennsylvania Impressionists). This book, with its 612 pages and over 1,000 color plates of artwork include biographies of 165 individual Pennsylvania Impressionists and New Hope Modernists as well as artists from the Philadelphia Ten, a pioneering group of women all educated at Philadelphia art schools.
In this book, you'll find biographies and artwork from such artists as:
William Langson Lathrop
William F. Taylor
M. Elizabeth Price
S. George Phillips
Rae Sloan Bredin
Charles F. Ramsey
New Hope for American Art was authored, designed and published by James M. Alterman, an expert in the field of Pennsylvania Impressionist and Modernist painting. A longtime collector and owner of two fine art galleries, Alterman wanted to create a user-friendly book intended not only to educate collectors and enthusiasts about this art but to help train one's eye. The book offers valuable tips on how to avoid common mistakes often experienced by new collectors drawn from the author's personal experiences as a collector and fine art dealer.