Then, Aneesa meets two young refugees who have just arrived in the U. Appropriate for Kindergarten through grade 4. Every Ramadan he wakes the whole village up in time for breakfast. But this year, things are different and Samia must show everyone how strong and brave she can be.
Originally published in Arabic, but now retold for a English-speaking audience, this is a charming and empowering story about Ramadan, fasting and the ability of girls to do any job they put their mind to. Ages up to 4th grade. Inspired by a retelling of a traditional Muslim hadith , or account of the words or actions of the Prophet, which the author first heard in Sri Lanka, this is the story of a camel whose cruel owner only realizes what suffering he has caused when the Prophet appears and shows love to the animal.
Appropriate for Kindergarten and above. This book provides information on the Jewish celebration of Rosh Hashanah traditions, the bee industry, and life in Israel. Written for young children, it fills a huge hole in non-fiction for early grade levels. Reviewers especially loved the photographs showing real Israeli children in everyday life. Appropriate for grade 5 and above. Discover the rich cultural background behind this major world religion.
Find out where Judaism originated, trace its history, and explore the meanings. Rey, Hena Khan, Should she fast for Ramadan? Should she wear the hijab? The books in this category and in the following individual country sections contain both fictional and non-fictional works. Supporting the C3 Framework for Social Studies, this important series is a timely examination of refugee crises around the world. Leaving My Homeland offers sensitive narratives of refugee experiences, drawn from and inspired by the accounts of many refugees.
Clear, simple text explains the reasons why people must flee their homelands, what it means to be a refugee, and the challenges faced by refugees around the world. Statistics, maps, information about each country and its conflict, and striking images help reinforce the content, and sidebars detailing the United Nations rights of children encourage critical thinking about worldwide responsibilities to help refugees.
Grade 3 and above. One Green Apple by Eve Bunting, Appropriate for Pre-K through 3rd grade. Lyon uses decorative arabesque borders on intermittent spreads to contrast the ordered patterns of Islamic observances with the unbounded rhythms of American school days. Kindergarten through grade 3. This is the story of Saeed, a six year old boy and his father Abdullah, one of the finest pearl divers in the Arabian Gulf. We follow Saeed on his first adventure out to sea with his father and the rest of the divers. Saeed learns to dive and discovers the beauty and danger of the world beneath the waves.
Gracefully told with fine details of the pearl diving tradition, the story is amply illustrated with dream-like water colors and contains a glossary of Arabic terms. Lost and Found Cat: Age range , preschool to 3rd grade. Figs and Fate by Elsa Marston, This is a wonderful collection of short stories about teens growing up in the Arab world.
The vivid and elegant verse, accompanied by magical and vibrant illustrations, highlights the diversity of the Muslim community as well as Indigenous identity. The picture book gives an introduction to Arab life and beliefs through the numeric system. This is an older work and may not accurately reflect contemporary life in the Arab world.
This picture book follows first-grader Hassan through his first few days at school. Hassan has only recently arrived in the United States after his family was forced to flee Somalia, and he deeply misses the colorful landscape of his former home in Africa. Together art and text make this poignant story accessible and affecting for a young audience.
This is a brief, illustrated book of Arab folk tales. Goha is called Nasreddin Hodja in the Turkish world. The stories are beloved classics in the entire region. Never Say a Mean Word Again: This story tells of a conundrum faced by a boy named Samuel. Appropriate for preschool through 3rd grade. Siblings will relate to this story, even though it is rooted in the experience of an immigrant family.
Issues of generational shifts, assimilation and cultural difference come through in this tale. This is a warm and funny story of a boy and his pet camel. Kindergarten through 2 nd grade. This is a funny, heart-warming family story set in Britain and Algeria, with fascinating glimpses of traditional Berber culture and lots of colorful characters.
A folktale once told by the famous thirteenth-century poet Rumi is retold again in this attractive picture book. It is a story about a man and his parrot who longs to be free. Kindergarten through 3 rd grade. This is a collection of short stories from Central Asia. Grade 2 and above. His enthusiasm and wit shine through as he invites readers to share in his extraordinary adventures and eye-opening discoveries. This revised edition features new text and photographs showcasing how contemporary Africa, from cell phones to skyscrapers, lives alongside the ancient among the sands of the Sahara.
This series contains photos and descriptions of Afghanistan with volumes on the land, culture, and people. Abby Carson is a sixth grade student in rural Illinois whose head is everywhere but her schoolwork. In order to be spared the embarrassment of being left behind a grade, she agrees to an extra credit assignment involving writing to a pen pal in another country and so she meets Sadeed Bayat and his sister Meriem in rural Afghanistan. As their friendship flourishes, problems arise on both sides. This series features 4 books about childhood in Afghanistan under Taliban rule.
Wanting Mor by Rukhsana Khan, Set in , this compelling story is based on real incidents. The story is packed with Pushto words that may slow some readers, but a helpful glossary is included. Caravan by Lawrence McKay, Jr. A year-old Uzbek boy makes his first caravan trip through the mountains of Afghanistan. It is well written, engaging, and colorful. Appropriate for Kindergarten through 3 rd grade. Shooting Kabul by N.
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An year-old Afghani boy struggles to adjust to life in the U. This book provides a vehicle for discussing current events and cultural issues with younger students. The author has included background on the actual story and efforts to promote education in developing nations, a glossary, and teaching activities. This lovely story, set in a refugee camp, tells of two Afghani girls who share one pair of sandals.
A story of education during Taliban rule, this book follows young Nasreen whose family is devastated by conflict. Hands Around the Library: Roth illustrator , Appropriate for preschool through 1 st grade. Appropriate for kindergarten and above. The Culture by Arlene Moskovitch, This book describes and shows the culture of Egypt. The People and Egypt: Appropriate for grade 4 and above. This nicely illustrated story tells of friendship and Muslim faith set in a village in Egypt. This nicely written story with vivid descriptions and illustrations is about a young Egyptian boy who is learning to read while working to help his family in lively Cairo.
Mystery Bottle by Kristen Balouch, Mystery Bottle is a tale of fantasy and imagination as a little boy in New York blows into a bottle and is carried to Iran where his father was born. Appropriate for preschool — 3 rd grade. This classic Iranian short story is made to be read aloud for any age group.
This small book is also written in Persian allowing readers to learn about how language and culture intersect. The People by April Fast, This book describes and shows lifestyles in Iran. Part of series that includes Iran: The Culture and Iran: Celebrating Norouz by Yassaman Jalali, This book provides a description of the most popular Iranian holiday, Persian New Year, celebrated March 21st, the first day of spring. The Secret Message by Mina Javaherbin, It is the tale of a wealthy merchant who keeps a parrot in his shop whose colorful feathers, singing, and talking attract many customers.
When the merchant travels to India on a shopping trip, he promises to bring something home for each family member, including the parrot, whose unusual request leads to his own freedom. Appropriate for preschool — 2 nd grade. Written as an epic poem by the poet Ferdowsi in the 10th century, it is one of the great classics of Persian literature. It was the morning before Nowruz and Keyan could barely contain his excitement. His entire family was busy preparing for their celebration… and Keyan thought of one very important way he could help as well.
Foods of Iran by Barbara Sheen, Beautiful photographs and clear prose show a lot about Iranian culture through a description of the food. There are recipes, cultural descriptions, and details about how the food is grown and sold. This Arab tale tells about a girl who lost her smile and the people of Baghdad who help her find it. The Culture by April Fast, This book describes and shows the culture of Iraq.
Part of series that includes Iraq: The Culture and Iraq: This five thousand-year-old story from the land of ancient Sumer, now Iraq, focuses on the boy Lugalbanda who assists his father, the king, during a military campaign. Award-winning novelist Elizabeth Laird has gathered together the very best Iraqi stories during her time in the Middle East? Dawn and Dusk by Alice Mead, A year-old Kurdish boy and his family struggle to survive during the time of the Iran-Iraq War and the Iraqi poison gas attack on some Kurdish villages.
A young boy in 9th century Baghdad the golden age of Islamic civilization is inspired by his scholar father to go on a search for knowledge and wisdom. Appropriate for ages A Story of Baghdad written and illustrated by James Rumford, This celebration of writing and art involves a young Iraqi boy in contemporary Baghdad and the story of a master calligrapher, who lived eight hundred years before, also during a time of war.
Appropriate for preschool through grade 3. The Librarian of Basra by Jeanette Winter, Appropriate for K-3 rd grade. Salma and Lily are best friends who like doing everything together. They also eat lunch together every day, but Salma always eats hummus and Lily eats peanut butter and jelly. One day, Lily tells Salma her sandwich looks yucky, and before they know it, the girls have started a school-wide food fight. Appropriate for preschool through grade 2. This book discusses the land, natural world, government, industry, religion and culture of Kuwait.
Kuwait by Liz Sonneborn, As a part of the updated Planet Collection, this book offers facts, descriptions and thought inspiring questions alongside amazing photographs of Kuwait. Kareem, an eleven year-old Lebanese boy, and his friends of different ethnic and religious backgrounds, proudly introduce readers to the history, culture, and daily life of their country. Appropriate for preschool to grade 3. This haunting and beautifully illustrated story tells of a year-old boy during the fighting in Beirut, Lebanon. Using the backdrop of the Lebanese War, the Olive Tree follows two children as they learn to share and work together by looking past their differences.
It shows young readers that compassion and understanding lie at the heart of all friendships. This story provides an introduction to the culture of the Amazigh indigenous population, also known as Berbers, of Morocco. Appropriate for Kindergarten through 4 th grade. Mirror by Jeannie Baker, This quiet, inventive, mostly wordless picture book follows two boys on opposite sides of the world through a single day, highlighting the differences and universalities in their lives.
Meant to be read simultaneously, the stories appear side by side as separate mini-books bound within the same covers, while brief, introductory lines of text in English and Arabic introduce the boys, one in urban Australia and one in rural Morocco. The Storytellers by Ted Lewin, This is a gentle story with beautiful illustrations, telling of a young boy and his grandfather who carry on the tradition of storytelling in the market place of Fez, Morocco.
Appropriate for age 5 and up. The story is one of humor, adventure, family love, and vivid characters including a Jewish Israeli couple who assist the young people. Snow in Jerusalem by Deborah Da Costa, An Israeli and a Palestinian boy must work together to save a stray cat that both have befriended. This is a collection of accounts of the Palestinian-Israeli conflict by children ages A year-old Palestinian boy tries to find a place to play soccer.
Adult language is used. A girl raised in the US goes to visit her grandmother in a Palestinian village. The Culture by Debbie Smith, This book describes and shows the culture of Israel. Part of a series, also including Israel: The People and Israel: A gentle yet moving story of refugees of the Syrian civil war, My Beautiful Birds illuminates the ongoing crisis as it affects its children. It shows the reality of the refugee camps, where people attempt to pick up their lives and carry on. And, it reveals the hope of generations of people as they struggle to redefine home.
Haroun, the cat, likes nothing better than to spend his days sleeping in the sunlit courtyards of Damascus. But one thing always ruins his sleep: Their pollen sends him into fits of sneezes! So one day, Haroun hatches a plan to fix the problem. Appropriate for age , 32 pages, picture book. Sister Shako and Kolo the Goat: The author writes of his childhood in eastern Turkey. Appropriate for age 10 and above. A tale From Turkey by Demi, A man is judged by his appearance. Appropriate for grades 1 — 5. Nassredin Hodja Stories, various. This is a collection of short often humorous anecdotes about an early 13th century Turkish figure.
This book offers a birds-eye view of Istanbul. This book is a wonderful combination of folktales and stories in combination with historic, geographic, and cultural content. Evaluators especially enjoyed the format: The book is well-written, nicely illustrated, and offers teachers many opportunities for follow-up research or art projects. The book has short, humorous stories with illustrations. This book discusses the land, natural world, government, industry, religion and culture of Yemen.
In Eric Hansen found himself shipwrecked on a desert island in the Red Sea. The classic Cinderella story has been retold to fit numerous Middle Eastern traditions, including the following: An Islamic Tale by Fawzi Gilani, The Way Meat Loves Salt: Charlesbridge publishes high-quality books for children, with a goal of creating lifelong readers and lifelong learners. Our books encourage reading and discovery in the classroom, library, and home. We look for books that are unusual; we are not afraid of books that are difficult or potentially controversial; and we are particularly committed to publishing books for and about children whose experiences of the world are under-represented elsewhere.
Every season, we publish a diverse range of titles for children from birth to age Items are well-organized by reading level, genre, age and grade group, curriculum, and theme, and there are a number of series available. The content, illustrations, and production quality of these books is intended to assure them a lasting value for children, parents, teachers, and librarians. This detailed encyclopedia entry focuses on the geography, cultures, and, especially, the flora and fauna of the Arabian Peninsula. With many photographs, charts, maps, figures, asides, this exhaustive and beautifully illustrated text will answer every question you never knew that you had about Arabia on subjects from pearling to fossils, migratory birds to the many uses of the date palm.
The sheer breadth of information will eliminate the narrow geographic and social stereotypes so many students have about the Middle East. Atlas of the Middle East by National Geographic, This is an excellent resource in teaching geography and history. Suleyman and the Ottoman Empire by John Addison, This is brief overview of the reign of Suleyman the Magnificent along with a series of short, primary source documents.
Appropriate for age 11 and above. The Inventor of Algebra by Corona Brezina, A vicenna Ibn Sinna: Oil in the Middle East by John King, This book contains beautiful photos and well-written narrative about modern diplomatic and political developments in the Middle East. A young adult novel set in 14th-century Spain tells the story of a family with a secret at a time when the Inquisition brings intolerance and torture.
Written in elegant free verse, this is a dramatic story set in a troubling time. Also available as e-book. This book, introduces readers to 13 Muslim women in history who have lived extraordinary lives and influenced their communities in a positive way, often overcoming extreme hardship and inaccurate stereotypes that have been placed on the role of women in Islam.
This is a beautifully illustrated, informative atlas. Mesopotamia by Jane Shuter, Author offers her personal account, discussing the many and varied questions she fielded from curious friends and schoolmates while growing up in Southern California—from diet, to dress, to prayer and holidays and everything in between. She also provides an academically reliable introduction to Islam, addressing its inception, development and current demographics; readers will gain a better understanding of the everyday aspects of Muslim American life. A treasury of Islamic wisdom for children and parents, the book contains pictures, folk tales, Quran readings, and poems from the Muslim world.
Appropriate for ages 9 and above. Amal Abdel-Hakim is, a seventeen year-old Australian-Palestinian-Muslim trying to come to grips with her various identities. Jamie just wants to fit in. Ali Salaam Reads, Moving along at a fast clip, this contemporary YA novel has an authenticity that both adolescent girls and boys will appreciate. We learn above all that Muslim teens think about the same things that all teens do: A Game for Swallows: This graphic novel chronicles the experiences of Zeina and her younger brother during the Lebanese Civil War. With poignancy and humor, Al-Maria shares the struggles of being raised by an American mother and Bedouin father while shuttling between homes in the Pacific Northwest and the Middle East.
In a moving first-person, present-tense narrative, Nadira, 14, relates how her family left Bangladesh, came to the U. Readers will feel the heartbreak, prejudice, kindness, and fear. Arab Folktales by Inea Bushnaq, Out of alleys of Cairo and Bedouin tents, from the Moroccan laborers and Syrian peasants, this collection of tales comes from the Arab world from North Africa to the Holy Land. Sixteen-year-old Nina Khan feels like an outsider, and there are two things that particularly set her apart from others in her small town: This is a wonderful collection of short stories.
Politically relevant, this timely story offers many opportunities for classroom discussion. Growing up in a working-class neighborhood in Karachi, Pakistan, Nazia has always been a dutiful daughter. After eviction from their home, Nazia and her mother take positions as live-in servants in a wealthy Karachi suburb, and Nazia begins a life of labor, leaving school behind.
Qamar shows the surprising freedom and courage that can come with losing everything, and she creates in Nazia a courageous, fascinating character whose eye-opening life choices will inspire readers. Since their family is Muslim, Sohane tries to dress modestly, follow the rules, respect her faith, and obey their parents while Djelila questions authority.
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My Name is Aram by William Saroyan, originally published Aram Garoghlanian was a Californian, born in Fresno on the other side of the Southern Pacific tracks. But he was also part of a large, sprawling family of immigrant Armenians—a whole tribe of eccentric uncles, brawling cousins, and gentle women. Through these unforgettable, often hilarious characters Aram comes to understand life, courage, and the power of dreams.
In an unnamed Middle Eastern security state, a young Arab-Indian hacker shields his clients — dissidents, outlaws, Islamists, and other watched groups — from surveillance and tries to stay out of trouble. Kids of Kabul by Deborah Ellis, Appropriate for grade 6 and above.
The Fear of Beauty by Susan Froetschel, A Fort of Nine Towers: This memoir describes growing up in the impossibly difficult conditions of Afghanistan in the s and 90s. Alone, she meets with an American who teaches children under a persimmon tree and both work to leave the country. This short novel tells the dramatic story of a young Muslim who, when his life is threatened, finds sanctuary in a community of Coptic monks.
It is a tale of honor and of the terrible demands of blood vengeance; it probes the question of how a people or nation can become divided against itself. A free copy can be found here.
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The Iranian Revolution by Brendan January, Voices of Iraqi Refugees by Deborah Ellis, This book provides an opportunity for students to read interviews with Iraqi refugee children and see how the war has affected their lives. Iraq by Dale Lightfoot, One of the Modern World Issues series. Colorful pictures and maps make it student-friendly.
This quiet read builds to a satisfying conclusion. Balcony on the Moon: This memoir is a touching and enlightening look at the not often depicted daily life in a politically tumultuous area. Tasting the Sky by Itbisam Barakat, This is a beautifully written book about her childhood as a Palestinian refugee. Young people can relate to her vivid tale of youth, family relationships, and overcoming adversity. Butterfly by Ahlam Bsharat, This well-written and thoughtful book examines the complex inner life of a Palestinian girl as she interacts with her family and friends within the context of military occupation and economic exploitation.
Samir and Yonatan by Daniella Carmi, A Palestinian and an Israeli boy meet in a hospital. But the gifted teenager left behind a rich legacy of diaries, letters, poems and drawings. Following her death, her parents gathered her writings and created The Bat-Chen Diaries; this is the first English translation of her work. Habibi by Naomi Shihab Nye, A girl, Liyana, moves with her family to Palestine, a place that Liyana has never seen.
Her friendship with Omer, a Jewish boy, helps her adjustment to a strange land, but the friendship is forbidden in a land torn by conflict. With lively writing and appealing illustrations, the books develop not only the essential skill but also the pleasure of reading. Moon Zoom Run, Rabbit, Run! There are fiction and non-fiction titles at four levels from Elementary to Upper Intermediate. Usborne also has a wide range of reference titles to support English language learners - see pages They include activities, glossaries and a full audio in both British English and American English.
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A new series from best-selling and award-winning Jennifer Gray, with gorgeous black-and-white illustrations from Elisa Paganelli throughout. She loves planning new adventures and has her sights on Japan! Meet Knitbone Pepper — the dead special ghost dog haunting Starcross Hall. Gorgeously illustrated and now in paperback, these brilliantly funny adventures are to be treasured for ever. Perfect for fans of Chris Riddell. Claire Barker studied English literature, history and illustration before working as a teaching assistant.
Follow the disastrous misadventures of Penny Dreadful; madcap mischief-maker, and a national treasure in the making! With three side-splitting tales in each book, this giggle-a-minute series is not to be missed. Wild animal adventures await Zoe and her family inside the gates of Tanglewood in this charming series bursting with furry, feathery fun — a modern-day Animal Ark for animal lovers everywhere!
Lara writes bold, beautiful stories told with heart, humour and a lightness of touch, perfect for fans of Jacqueline Wilson, R. Palacio and Michael Morpurgo. Mabel has a suitcase full of worries. If he can just show her how amazing he is — how he can be a superhero! Lara lives in London with her family.
Join Lily and Robert on their exhilarating adventures, full to the brim with catastrophe, courage, danger and daring, all set in a fantastical Victorian world of remarkable mechanimals and soaring airships. Peter Bunzl grew up in South London in a rambling Victorian house with three cats, two dogs, one sister, an antique-dealer dad and an artist mum. Like Lily and Robert, Peter loves adventures and reading penny dreadfuls, but wishes dearly that he had a mechanical fox called Malkin. Suzy is surprised to find a grumpy troll building a railway through her house — especially when a gigantic steam train crashes into her hallway!
This is the Impossible Postal Express, the trusty delivery service of the Union of Impossible Places, and Suzy becomes its newest recruit. And with her cursed first package, an Impossible adventure begins. He lives in Wales with his wife Anna, and their two children. Flavia Sorrentino lives and works as a freelance illustrator in Rome, where she grew up. She has worked hard on her technique which has taken her across the globe, from France to America and beyond!
A brand new historical fantasy adventure series, filled with pluck and danger, colourful characters and shadowy demons. She lives in St Leonards, near Brighton. Award Winner Brilliantly smart, contemporary debut tackling the doubleedged power of social media with humour, heart and honesty. A gorgeously funny and touching new novel exploring big issues of bullying, body confidence and, most importantly, learning how to be happy with who you are. She lives in Leicestershire. A lyrical story about finding your own destiny, even when your future seems written in the stars, perfect for fans of Kiran Millwood Hargrave, Katherine Rundell and Lucy Maud Montgomery.
Sophie Anderson grew up in Swansea, studied at Liverpool University and has worked as a geologist and science teacher. She has an international family and loves to write stories inspired by different folklore and cultures. Sophie lives in the Lake District. A quirky, creepy and unforgettable adventure series, perfect for fans of Roald Dahl, M. Leonard and Tim Burton. CrimeFest Book Awards years category In a world of dragons, song-spells, pipers and battles, three unlikely heroes face one legendary villain. A dragon-shaped retelling of the darkest legend of them all.
Patrick studied Mathematics at Cambridge before beginning a career in programming within the gaming industry. A Darkness of Dragons is his first novel for children. He has previously written books for adults including the novelization of cult TV show The Returned. A timeless adventure filled with wonder, this is the first book in the magical Stargold Chronicles. Children have been disappearing from Suds. Children who turn completely grey before they disappear. Can Poppy and her new friend Erasmus brave the Riddling Woods and solve both mysteries?
Linsteadt graduated from Brown University, in Literary Arts, in She won the James D. She lives near San Francisco. High up on the rooftops of Victorian London lives a secret society of orphans and spies — the Watchers — protectors of the city. But below the cobbled streets lurks the Legion, a ruthless gang of cut-throats and thieves, plotting to unleash the darkest forces of Hell. Only Ben Kingdom has the power to end the war between them. Andrew Beasley was born in Hertfordshire, and has spent most of his life with his nose buried in a book.
Andrew works as a primary school teacher, where he shares his passion for storytelling with his class. Andrew lives in Cornwall with his wife and their two children, Ben and Lucy. The Princess of Waldenburg is fashioning her own future. Filled with girl power, glitter and royal style tips the first in a new series for girls aged follows in the bestselling footsteps of Geek Girl and The Princess Diaries. Carina Axelsson is half-Swedish, half-Mexican and grew up in California.
After moving to New York she embarked on a jet-setting modelling career which saw her starring in advertising and magazine campaigns across the globe, including shoots for Vogue and Elle. She is the author of the bestselling Model Under Cover series and splits her time between her UK writing bolthole and the fairy-tale forests of Germany.
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