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Celebrate National Arab American Heritage with Kids & Teens!

April 12, 2021 at 9:47 AM by Brandi Cummings

April is National Arab American Heritage Month, recognizing the achievements and contributions of Arab Americans and celebrating their rich cultural heritage. 


Arab countries include 22 countries in the Middle East and North Africa. They are connected through their cultural heritage and they speak Arabic as their first language. Arab Americans are religiously diverse and have made many contributions to America, including technology, the arts, and sports.

Book Display - Look for displays in each of the Youth Service Areas of our branches that feature fiction and nonfiction titles related to Arab American Heritage Month, celebrating Arab American culture and highlighting important contributions from Arab Americans. 

Looking for socially distanced options? Reserve some books from our booklist, or request a Mystery Bag and we will select some books for you! Call 262-564-6150 or email with your library card number and what you’d like for your child. Curbside pickup available!


Picture Books:

The Day Saida Arrived - Susana Gomez Redondo
The Arabic Quilt - Aya Khalil
Stepping Stones: A Refugee Family's Journey - Margriet Ruurs

Kid Fiction:

Other Words for Home - Jasmine Warga
The Three Lucys - Hayan Charara
Farah Rocks Fifth Grade - Susan Muaddi Darraj

Kid Nonfiction:

The Librarian of Basra: A True Story from Iraq - Jeanette Winters
The World is Not a Rectangle: A Portrait of Architect Zaha Hadid - Jeanette Winters
Hands Around the Library: Protecting Egypt's Treasured Books - Susan L. Roth

Teen Fiction:

Here to Stay - Sara Farizan
Home is Not a Country - Safia Elhillo
Escape From Syria - Samya Kullab

Teen Nonfiction:

Young Palestinians Speak: Living Under Occupation - Anthony Robinson
19 Varieties of Gazelle: Poems of the Middle East - Naomi Shahib Nye
I Was Their American Dream: A Graphic Memoir - Malaka Gharib