TEHRAN –(Iranart) Iranian illustrator Hoda Haddadi won the gold medal for best illustrator at the Literary Classics International Book Awards, a U.S. literary honor that is presented to promote children’s literature.
Haddadi won the award for her illustrations for “Drummer Girl”, a book written by Pakistani author Hiba Masood, the organizers announced on their official website.
Published by Daybreak Press in the U.S., the book tells the story of a young girl named Najma, who wakes up the fasting people for the pre-dawn meal during Ramadan by beating a drum.
The book also received the gold medal for the best cultural book and the Literary Classics Seal of Approval.
The award ceremony will be held during September in Rapid City, South Dakota.