Persia Reads

We at Persia Educational Foundation are pleased to announce that we are an approved member of the Amazon Associates Programme. We love to share what we are reading with you. Please see below a growing list of books we are currently perusing, and feel free to click on them to purchase. Tweet or email us a book suggestion! Happy reading!

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Educational Books

  • Us & Them

    Crossing the Red Line: The Struggle for Human Rights in Iran ByBahiyyih Nakhjavani (Author), Hardcover Lili and Goli have argued endlessly about where their mother, Bibijan, should live since the Iranian Revolution. They disagree about her finances too, which remain blocked as long as she insists on waiting for her son―still missing but not presumed dead yet―to […]

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  • Crossing the Red Line

    Crossing the Red Line: The Struggle for Human Rights in Iran By Mihrangiz Kar (Author), Paperback Chronicles of the life of a woman in Iran – a leading feminist activist and human rights lawyer – under the monarchical and Islamic regimes. From such unique perspective, Mehrangiz Kar ties together micro and macro histories to provide a feminist, intellectual, […]

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  • Jewels of Allah

    Jewels of Allah: The Untold Story of Women in Iran By Nina Ansary (Author), Paperback Inspired by author Nina Ansary’s scholarly journey, Jewels of Allah is a provocative roller coaster ride that shatters the stereotypical assumptions and the often misunderstood story of women in Iran today. Highlighting many courageous female leaders and advocates throughout Iran’s history, the […]

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  • The Shah’s Iran―Rise and Fall

    The Shah’s Iran―Rise and Fall: Conversations with an Insider By Abdolreza Ansari (Author), Katayoon Ansari-Biglari (Translator)Hardcover  A chance encounter diverted Abdolreza Ansari from completing his doctorate in the US, and set him on a professional journey which mirrored the prolific rise and the precipitous fall of the regime of Shah Mohammad Reza Pahlavi of Iran.  Ansari’s […]

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  • The Smartest Kids in the World

    The Smartest Kids in the World: And How They Got That Way By Amanda Ripley Paperback – 14 Aug 2014 In The Smartest Kids in the World, Ripley’s astonishing new insights reveal that top-performing countries have achieved greatness only in the past several decades; that the kids who live there are learning to think for […]

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  • The Master Algorithm

    The Master Algorithm: How the Quest for the Ultimate Learning Machine Will Remake Our World By Pedro Domingos Paperback – 1 Sep 2015 Society is changing, one learning algorithm at a time, from search engines to online dating, personalized medicine to predicting the stock market. But learning algorithms are not just about Big Data – […]

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