Arab American Heritage Month - April

Muslim Girls Rise: Inspirational Champions of Our Time By Saira Mir, Aaliya Jaleel (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Saira Mir, Aaliya Jaleel (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9781534418882
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Published: Salaam Reads / Simon & Schuster Books for You - October 29th, 2019

Little Leaders meets Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls in this gorgeous nonfiction picture book that introduces readers to nineteen powerhouse Muslim women who rose up and made their voices heard.

Long ago, Muslim women rode into battle to defend their dreams. They opened doors to the world’s oldest library.


Amazing Women of the Middle East: 25 Stories from Ancient Times to Present Day By Tarnowska Wafa', Margarida Esteves (Illustrator), Hoda Hadadi (Illustrator), Sahar Haghgoo (Illustrator), Christelle Halal (Illustrator), Esteli Meza (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Tarnowska Wafa', Margarida Esteves (Illustrator), Hoda Hadadi (Illustrator), Sahar Haghgoo (Illustrator), Christelle Halal (Illustrator), Esteli Meza (Illustrator)
$19.95
ISBN: 9781623718701
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Published: Crocodile Books - September 1st, 2020

A superb collection of stories about incredible women from the Middle East

Discover Sheherazade, the famous storyteller, dive into the musical world of the beautiful singer Fairuz and meet Amal Clooney, an outstanding international lawyer.


Arab Fairy Tale Feasts: A Literary Cookbook By Karim Alrawi, Nahid Kazemi (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Karim Alrawi, Nahid Kazemi (Illustrator)
$25.00
ISBN: 9781623719081
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Published: Crocodile Books - September 21st, 2021

An entertaining, multifaceted, and delicious way to explore Arab culture


Arab Fairy Tale Feasts is the latest title in the highly-praised Fairy Tale Feasts Collection, a creative series that folds enchanting folk tales into cookbooks of kid-friendly recipes.

Award-winning writer and storyteller, Karim Alrawi, draws on his deep knowledge of Arab culture to create


The Arabian Nights: Tales of Wonder and Magnificence By Padraic Colum Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781534445581
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Published: Aladdin - September 24th, 2019

Genies, wishes, thieves, and treasure abound in these classic stories of magic and adventure from master storyteller Padraic Colum.

Every night for a thousand and one nights, Shahrazad begins to tell her husband the king a new tale but each night she stops before finishing. Why? Because the king has promised to kill her when the last one is over.


Huda F Are You? By Huda Fahmy, Huda Fahmy (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Huda Fahmy, Huda Fahmy (Illustrator)
$14.99
ISBN: 9780593324318
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Published: Dial Books - November 23rd, 2021

From the creator of Yes, I'm Hot In This, this cheeky, hilarious, and honest graphic novel asks the question everyone has to figure out for themselves: Who are you?


In My Mosque By M. O. Yuksel, Hatem Aly (Illustrator) Cover Image
By M. O. Yuksel, Hatem Aly (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780062978707
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Published: HarperCollins - March 23rd, 2021

Don’t miss out on this beautiful celebration of Islam and mosques as spaces for spiritual gathering!


The Arabic Quilt: An Immigrant Story By Aya Khalil, Anait Semirdzhyan (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Aya Khalil, Anait Semirdzhyan (Illustrator)
$17.95
ISBN: 9780884487548
Availability: Backordered - Subject to Publisher Availability
Published: Tilbury House Publishers - February 18th, 2020

2021 ARAB AMERICAN CHILDREN'S BOOK AWARD WINNER

Children's Africana Book Award (CABA) 2021 Honor Book

NCSS 2021 Notable Social Studies Book


I Was Their American Dream: A Graphic Memoir By Malaka Gharib Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780525575115
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Published: Clarkson Potter - April 30th, 2019

“A portrait of growing up in America, and a portrait of family, that pulls off the feat of being both intimately specific and deeply universal at the same time. I adored this book.”—Jonny Sun
 


The Librarian Of Basra: A True Story from Iraq By Jeanette Winter, Jeanette Winter (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Jeanette Winter, Jeanette Winter (Illustrator)
$8.99
ISBN: 9780358141839
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Published: Clarion Books - September 24th, 2019

Alia Muhammad Baker’s library in Basra, Iraq, has been a meeting place for those who love books for the past fourteen years. Now war has come, and Alia fears that the library—along with the thirty thousand books within it—will be destroyed forever.

In this incredible true story of a war-stricken country where civilians seem powerless in the face of battle, t


Building Zaha: The Story of Architect Zaha Hadid By Victoria Tentler-Krylov, Victoria Tentler-Krylov (Illustrator) Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781338282832
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Published: Orchard Books - December 1st, 2020

An inspiring picture book biography about British Iraqi architect Zaha Hadid, who was a pioneer in her field against all odds, told by debut author-illustrator Victoria Tentler-Krylov.

The city of Baghdad was full of thinkers, artists, and scientists, the littlest among them Zaha Hadid. Zaha knew from a young age that she wanted to be an architect.


Zaha Hadid (Little People, BIG DREAMS #31) By Maria Isabel Sanchez Vegara, Asun Amar (Illustrator) Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9781786037459
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Published: Frances Lincoln Children's Books - October 1st, 2019

Part of the critically acclaimed Little People, BIG DREAMS series, Zaha Hadid tells the inspiring true story of the visionary Iraqi-British architect.

Zaha Hadid grew up in Baghdad, Iraq, surrounded by music. She was a curious and confident child, who designed her own modernist bedroom at nine years old.


The White Nights of Ramadan By Maha Addasi, Ned Gannon (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Maha Addasi, Ned Gannon (Illustrator)
$7.95
ISBN: 9781629798462
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Published: Astra Young Readers - May 9th, 2017

Mid-Ramadan is a special time for families in the Arabian (Persian) Gulf. These middle days are known as "the three whites," because they include the day of the full moon, the day before, and the day after. It's a time when children dress in traditional clothing and go from house to house collecting treats from their neighbors.


A Game for Swallows: To Die, to Leave, to Return By Zeina Abirached, Zeina Abirached (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Zeina Abirached, Zeina Abirached (Illustrator)
$9.99
ISBN: 9781575059419
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Published: Graphic Universe (Tm) - August 1st, 2012

When Zeina was born, the civil war in Lebanon had been going on for six years, so it's just a normal part of life for her and her parents and little brother. The city of Beirut is cut in two, separated by bricks and sandbags and threatened by snipers and shelling. East Beirut is for Christians, and West Beirut is for Muslims.


Deep in the Sahara By Kelly Cunnane, Hoda Hadadi (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Kelly Cunnane, Hoda Hadadi (Illustrator)
$8.99
ISBN: 9780525645665
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Published: Dragonfly Books - May 1st, 2018

"Poetic language, attractive illustrations and a positive message about Islam, without any didacticism: a wonderful combination," declares Kirkus Reviews in a starred review.


The Turtle of Oman By Naomi Shihab Nye Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9780062019783
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Published: Greenwillow Books - May 3rd, 2016

Praised by the Horn Book as “both quiet and exhilarating,” this novel by the acclaimed poet and National Book Award Finalist Naomi Shihab Nye follows Aref Al-Amri as he says goodbye to everything and everyone he loves in his hometown of Muscat, Oman, as his family prepares to move to Ann Arbor, Michigan.


The Turtle of Michigan: A Novel By Naomi Shihab Nye Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780063014169
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Published: Greenwillow Books - March 15th, 2022

The stand-alone companion to National Book Award Finalist and beloved poet Naomi Shihab Nye’s The Turtle of Oman. The Turtle of Michigan is a deft and accessible novel that follows a young boy named Aref as he travels from Muscat, Oman, to Ann Arbor, Michigan, and adjusts to a new life and a new school in the United States.


Halal Hot Dogs By Susannah Aziz, Parwinder Singh (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Susannah Aziz, Parwinder Singh (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781499811575
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Published: little bee books - May 4th, 2021

"Musa's enthusiasm for halal hot dogs is infectious, and this portrait of a family and community that takes joy and pride in their identity and traditions is refreshing . . . .


Habibi By Naomi Shihab Nye Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9780689825231
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Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - June 1st, 1999

An award-winning novel about identity, family, and friendship from renowned writer and editor Naomi Shihab Nye.

The day after Liyana got her first real kiss, her life changed forever. Not because of the kiss, but because it was the day her father announced that the family was moving from St. Louis all the way to Palestine.


Call Me American (Adapted for Young Adults): The Extraordinary True Story of a Young Somali Immigrant By Abdi Nor Iftin Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781984897114
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Published: Delacorte Press - June 16th, 2020

Adapted from the adult memoir, this gripping and acclaimed story follows one boy's journey into young adulthood, against the backdrop of civil war and his ultimate immigration to America, in search of a better life.


A Long Walk To Water: Based on a True Story By Linda Sue Park Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9780547577319
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Published: Clarion Books - October 4th, 2011

Cherished by millions of readers, this #1 New York Times bestselling novel is a powerful tale of perseverance and hope. Newbery Medalist Linda Sue Park interweaves the stories of two Sudanese children who overcome mortal dangers to improve their lives and the lives of others.


The Cat Man of Aleppo By Karim Shamsi-Basha, Irene Latham, Yuko Shimizu (Illustrator) Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781984813787
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Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers - April 14th, 2020

The Caldecott Honor-winning true story of Mohammad Alaa Aljaleel, who in the midst of the Syrian Civil War courageously offered safe haven to Aleppo's abandoned cats.
 

Aleppo's city center no longer echoes with the rich, exciting sounds of copper-pot pounding and traditional sword sharpening. His neighborhood is empty--except for the many cats left behind.


Lailah's Lunchbox: A Ramadan Story By Reem Faruqi, Lea Lyon (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Reem Faruqi, Lea Lyon (Illustrator)
$16.95
ISBN: 9780884484318
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Published: Tilbury House Publishers - May 1st, 2015

*2019 Daybreak Children's Picture Book Award -- Recognizing Muslim Women's Contributions to Literature*


The Proudest Blue: A Story of Hijab and Family By Ibtihaj Muhammad, Hatem Aly (Illustrator), S. K. Ali (With) Cover Image
By Ibtihaj Muhammad, Hatem Aly (Illustrator), S. K. Ali (With)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780316519007
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - September 10th, 2019

THE INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER! A powerful, vibrantly illustrated story about the first day of school--and two sisters on one's first day of hijab--by Olympic medalist and social justice activist Ibtihaj Muhammad.  With her new backpack and light-up shoes, Faizah knows the first day of school is going to be special.