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Pat Scales Lecture Series: The Cat Man of Aleppo


Cat Man of Aleppo Book CoverWhat: A Book Talk with Irene Latham & Karim Shamsi-Basha, authors of the Caldecott Honor Book, The Cat Man of Aleppo 

When: April 19th @ 2:00 p.m.

Where: the Pat Scales Special Collections Room, Carmichael Library


"The Caldecott Honor-winning true story of Mohammad Alaa Aljaleel, who in the midst of the Syrian Civil War courageously offered safe haven to Aleppo’s abandoned cats." - Penguin Random House



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Book Awards

  • Caldecott Medal, Honor 2021
  • Notable Books for a Global Society, Selection 2021
  • ALSC Notable Children's Books, Commended 2021
  • Middle East Book Award, Winner 2020
  • Junior Library Guild Selections, Multicultural Selection 2020