How to Build a Halo

A children’s book being written by Avand Amiri and illustrated by Nazir Agah.

A halo—the phenomenon created as light refracts through an atmosphere to create a circular shape—is a sacred symbol in Hinduism, Buddhism, Islam, and Christianity. Dating back thousands of years, halos have been used in artwork to dignify saints, heroes, rulers, and spiritual leaders. A halo signifies a divine energy and an aura of enlightenment.

How to Build a Halo invites you to consider that the crown of a halo is self-adorned. This book is a manual for living a life filled with love and community. First, take care of yourself. Then take care of your friends and family. The rest is up to you. Devote your life to the sciences, the arts, or whatever other possibilities you can imagine. Set your sights on the stars and never give up.

Written in a playful and whimsical style, How to Build a Halo is accessible to people of all ages. Young readers will enjoy the book’s fun rhymes and vibrant illustrations, while adults can cherish its timeless morals and virtues.