Bahram Rahman

Bahram Rahman

Bahram Rahman was born in Kabul, Afghanistan, and grew up during the civil war and the Taliban regime. He came to Canada as a refugee in 2012, and today is a senior policy advisor at the Ministry of Health in Ontario. Bahram’s first picture book, Governor General’s Literary Award finalist The Library Bus, was praised by the New York Times for documenting the barriers to education experienced by girls in war-torn countries and their resilience and ingenuity in overcoming them. His 2021 picture book A Sky-Blue Bench, was an honor book for the ALA Schneider Family Book Award, among many other honors.

Books By Bahram Rahman

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A Sky-Blue Bench

A young Afghan amputee matter-of-factly removes her own barrier to education, building a bench from discarded wood so that she and her "helper-leg" can sit through school in comfort.

By Bahram Rahman & Peggy Collins

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If You See a Bluebird

A bluebird provides solace and a special wish for former refugee Ali as he learns to embrace a different definition of home. From the author of The Library Bus and A Sky-Blue Bench. 

By Bahram Rahman & Gabrielle Grimard

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The Library Bus

Inspired by Kabul, Afghanistan’s first library bus and coloured by family memories, a touching snapshot of one innovative way girls received education in a country disrupted by war

By Bahram Rahman & Gabrielle Grimard

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