Celebrate Arab American history and culture this April and every day of the year with books! From children’s books to graphic novels, cookbooks, essays, poetry and more, Arab American authors tell their own stories in their own words on our Arab American Heritage Month title list. See some of our favorites below, including charmingly-illustrated children’s titles like Amira’s Picture Day and Loujain Dreams of Sunflowers, moving poetry in Zeina Hashem Beck’s O, and delicious explorations of culture and food in Arabiyya and Lebanese Cuisine: The Authentic Cookbook.
Ramadan has come to an end, and Amira can't wait to stay home from school to celebrate Eid. There's just one hiccup: it's also school picture day. How can Amira be in two places at once? An ALSC Notable Children's Book
A brilliantly original debut graphic novel that imagines a fantastical alternate Cairo where wishes really do come true. Shubeik Lubeik—a fairy tale rhyme that means “your wish is my command” in Arabic—is the story of three people who are navigating a world where wishes are literally for sale.
A collection of 100 bright, bold recipes influenced by the vibrant flavors and convivial culture of the Arab world, filled with moving personal essays on food, family, and identity mixed with a pinch of California cool, from chef and activist Reem Assil
Celebrate the beauty and diversity of life in the Arab diaspora throughout the year.Wrapping grape leaves, playing doumbek, drawing henna tattoos,we’re Arab, Arab, Arab, the whole year through!Yallah! From January to December, join some busy kids as they partake in traditions old and new. There’s so much to do, whether it’s learning to write Arabic or looking at hijab fashion sites while planning costumes for a local comic convention. With details as vivid as the scent of jasmine and honeysuckle perfume (made to remind Mom of Morocco), children bond with friends, honor tradition, and spend loving time with family. Accompanied by buoyant and charming illustrations, this portrait of Arab life and childhood zeal is sure to bring joy all year round. Back matter includes an extensive glossary and notes to enrich the experience for readers of any culture.
An intimate graphic memoir about an American girl growing up with her Egyptian father's new family, forging unexpected bonds and navigating adolescence in an unfamiliar country—from the award-winning author of I Was Their American Dream.
A courageous girl follows her dream of learning to fly in this beautifully illustrated story inspired by formerly imprisoned human rights activist Loujain AlHathloul, perfect for Malala’s Magic Pencil fans.
“O is so full of music and passion for life . . . Zeina Hashem Beck’s poems unfold the abundance of our world.” —Ilya Kaminsky, author of Deaf Republic From a "brilliant, absolutely essential voice" whose "poems feel like whole worlds" (Naomi Shihab Nye), a poetry collection considering the body physical, the body politic, and the body sacred
Essays by Arab Women Reporting from the Arab World
19 Arab women journalists speak out about what it's like to report on their changing homelands in this first-of-its-kind essay collection, with a foreword by CNN chief international correspondent Christiane Amanpour
Published in English for the first time: the only Arabic epic named for a woman, recounting the thrilling adventures of a legendary medieval warrior universally known throughout the Middle East and long overdue to join world literature's pantheon of female heroesA Penguin Classic
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April showers bring… fabulous new books! Master your morning routine with The Good Morning Journal. Get a head start on grilling season with The Outdoor Cook, and get excited about Disney’s upcoming re-make of The Little Mermaid with This is Ariel. April is full of great titles to discover. See our staff pick lists below to