What educators are saying about Bismi And The Secret of The Kohinoor

Bismi and the Secret of the Kohinoor steps away from a traditional fable in that it introduces the reader to culture, flora and fauna, geography, and history with accuracy. Three big bends in the story reveal themes of the human condition: the powerful friendship between Hirnee and Bismi, the lessons learned from the Beatific Presence, who teaches Bismi to see with the eye of the heart, and the consequences of the royal Jehanpana’s decision regarding the Kohinoor diamond. These universal themes will appeal to readers from all backgrounds. Some parts of the world have been traditionally underrepresented in young adult literature and this book fills that gap by satisfying the curiosity of the youngest members of the shrinking global community.

-Lucy M. Haney, Ed.D.
Educator, Great Valley School District and St. Joseph ’s University


Beautifully written story that weaves together history and culture, for a unique perspective that fills a gap in children’s literature.

-Megan Ower
Librarian


A wonderful telling of the background of the legendary gem. Read it for yourself, or better, read it to your own beloved children. A true teaching tale.

-Dorothy Werner
Parent of 5 sons and 27 foster children. Founder, Sunflower School. Homeschooled for 30 years. Co-founder of HOUSE. Member, Advisory Board for National Coalition of Alternative Community Schools. Former staff member Clonlara School, Consultant for Dynamic Learning 411. Presenter, InHome Conference.