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Leyla: The Black Tulip by Aleve Lytle Croutier [in AsianWeek]

LeylaOne of the three newest additions to the Girls of Many Lands series [click here for an article about the series debut] from Pleasant Company (famous for its American Girl series), Leyla tells the story of a young girl in 1720 Istanbul who sells herself into slavery to help her suffering family, becomes part of the Topkapi Palace harem, and eventually distinguishes herself as both an excellent tulip cultivator and an artist.

Review: “New and Notable Books,” AsianWeek, September 26, 2003

Readers: Middle Grade

Published: 2003

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