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Rashin Kheiriyeh, an Iranian-American artist based in Washington, D.C., is renowned for her illustrations featured in prestigious publications such as The New Yorker magazine and The New York Times. With a diverse portfolio spanning over 90 children's books, Rashin's work captivates audiences worldwide. Her acclaimed titles, including Rumi, Poet of Joy and Love and The Shape of Home, have earned her praise and recognition with Publishers Weekly hailing it as a "buoyant slice-of-life tale" and The New York Times applauding her for crafting "joyful, wildly imaginative" narratives. Rashin's exceptional talent has garnered nominations for the Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award in 2023 and 2024, underscoring her significant contributions to children's literature. She studied painting at the School of Visual Arts in New York, and holds an MFA in graphic design and an honorary PhD in illustration from Alzahra University in Tehran. Rashin was honored as a Maurice Sendak Fellow in 2017.

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