2019 Arab Muslim Children Books {Resource}

Welcome 2019 and all these beautiful children books by Arab and or Muslim authors or about Arab and or Muslim kids to enjoy!

Now that January has arrived, it means that Multicultural Children’s Book Day is right around the corner.

I am so excited to be co-Hosting another year and will be sharing a review of a book about the Arab world or Muslim culture on January 25th, 2019, our permanent new home date. To recap, I was sent a Persian book in 2017, and a Sudanese book in 2018, both great additions to diverse kidlit book shelves around the world.

While I await by my mailbox for this year’s special box, I thought I’d compile a list of 20+ upcoming children & teen books coming out of the Arab & Muslim world in 2019. I will updated them with links to buy as they are available.

{Update: This list started with 20+ books, but has expanded to over 80, plus now includes an adult section. Also, I was fortune enough to receive three books for my 2019 Multicultural Children’s Book Day reviews, which can be found here, here and here.}

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A Land of Permanent Goodbyes by Atia Abawi

You Must Be Layla by Yassmin Abdel-Magied

Bird Summons by Leila Aboulela

Girl Gone Viral by Arvin Ahmadi

Internment by Samira Ahmed

Love, Hate and Other Filters by Samira Ahmed

Love from A to Z by S.K. Ali

Nour’s Escape by Abeer Ali Al Kabani

Weight of Our Sky, The by Hanna Alkaf

Owl & Cat: Hajj Coloring & Activity Book by Emma Apple

Candle and The Flame, The by Nafiza Azad

Two Pigeons On A Pilgrimage: A Hajj Story by Rabia Bashir

Trees for Absentees by Ahlam Bsharat

Long Ride, The by Marina Budhos

A Pocketful of Stars by Aisha Bushby

Kingdom of Copper, The by S.A. Chakraborty

Gilded Wolves, The by Roshani Chokshi

All-American Muslim Girl by Nadine Jolie Courtney *Book Review Coming*

Basirah the Basketballer says by Hafsah Dabiri

I Say Alhamdulillah (I Say Board Books) by Noor H. Dee

We Hunt The Flame by Hafsah Faizal

Yasmin in Charge by Saadia Faruqi *Book Review*

Yasmin the Chef by Saadia Faruqi *Book Review*

Yasmin the Superhero by Saadia Faruqi *Book Review*

Yasmin the Teacher by Saadia Faruqi *Book Review*

Yasmin the Zookeeper by Saadia Faruqi *Book Review*

Refugee 87 by Ele Fountain

Not Quite Snow White by Ashley Franklin

Dot that Couldn’t Sit Still, The by Gulnar Hajoc

My Monster and Me by Nadiya Hussain

Ayesha At Last by Uzma Jalaluddin

30 days of learning and good deeds by Bachar Karroum

Under My Hijab by Hena Khan

More to the Story by Hena Khan

Kick the Moon by Muhammad Khan

King for a Day by Rukhsana Khan

Love and Lies of Rukhsana Ali, The by Sabina Khan

My First Book About the Prophet Muhammad: Teachings for Toddlers and Young Children by Sara Khan

Ayesha Dean- The Istanbul Intrigue by Melati Lum

Gift of Ramadan, The by Rabiah Lumbard

Accidental Trouble Magnet: Book 1 (Planet Omar) by Zanib Mian

Muslim Girls Rise by Saira Mir

By Any Means Necessary by Candice Montgomery

Proudest Blue, The by Ibtihaj Muhammad

Whose Doll is this? by Taghreed Najjar

Ghoul, The by Taghreed Najjar *Book Review Coming*

My Brother and Me by Taghreed Najjar

Like A Love Story by Abdi Nazemian              

Sadiq and the Desert Star by Siman Nuurali *Book Review*

Sadiq and the Fun Run by Siman Nuurali *Book Review*

Sadiq and the Green Thumbs by Siman Nuurali *Book Review*

Sadiq and the Pet Problem by Siman Nuurali *Book Review*

All The Things We Never Said by Yasmin Rahman

Star Outside My Window, The by Onjali Q. Rauf

Battle, The by Karuna Riazi

I hope you Get This Message by Farah Naz Rishi

Aladdin: Far From Agrabah by Aisha Saeed

Bilal Cooks Daal by Aisha Saeed

Tell Me How You Really Feel by Aminah Mae Safi

Zaha Hadid by Maria Isabel Sanchez Vegara

Light at the Bottom of the World, The by London Shah

Olive Harvest in Palestine: A story of childhood memories by Wafa Shami

Laila and the Sands of Time by Shirin Shamsi

Ghady & Rawan by Fatima Sharafeddine

Laith the Lion Goes to Palestine by Jameeleh Shelo

My Past Is A Foreign Country by Zeba Talkhani

Other Words for Home by Jasmine Warga

We Are Displaced by Malala Yousafzai

Satoko and Nada Vol. 2  by Yupechika

2019 Arab & Muslim Adult

Book Releases

This Is How You Lose the Time War by Amal El-Mohtar and Max Gladstone

A Woman Is No Man by Etaf Rum

Life in a Country Album: Poems by Nathalie Handal      

A Pure Heart by Rajia Hassib

Chai Factor, The by Farah Heron

Let Me Tell You This by Nadine Aisha Jassat

Unmarraigeable by Soniah Kamal

It’s Not About The Burqa by Mariam Khan

Other Americans  by Laila Lalami   

Tower, The by Shereen Malherbe       

This Green And Pleasant Land  by Ayisha Malik

Marriage Clock by Zara Raheem

Bird King, The by G. Willow Wilson

Carpet Merchant of Konstantiniyya, Vol I , The by Reimena Yee

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To see more books lists for children & teens that teach about the Arab world or Muslim culture, visit the Education page, that has hundreds like these

9 Books to Celebrate Arab American Heritage Month {Resource}

27 Teen Books and Graphic Novels with a Muslimah Protagonist {Resource}

Be sure to stop by A Crafty Arab on Pinterest to see more.


Arabic Alphabet Coloring Book {Resource}

Eight years ago, I printed the Arabic Alphabet Animal Poster and today I’m celebrating the self publishing of the Arabic Alphabet Coloring Book.

 

I always knew the poster would grow into other products to introduce the Arabic language to kids in a colorful, bright, and fun way.

 

Soon I went on to produce magnets and a successful Kickstarter campaign for game cards.

 

I also created the Arabic Colors Animal Poster and today I am excited to announce the debut of the Arabic Alphabet Coloring Book.

 

The new Arabic Alphabet Coloring Book features all 28 animals and their corresponding letter with a sturdy 125# cover. There are also two Arabic alphabet poster images inside, to help with original animal colors.

 

It also has a new coloring book Parent and Teacher Guide to help with each letter.  The paper is made from a 70# paper weight to withstand crayons or markers and each animal is printed on a single page, so there will be no bleed through.

 

Right now it is only available on A Crafty Arab’s Zibbet shop. I will update this page as more places become available.

 

Sign up for the newsletter to get the first three letters for free.

 

If you are in Seattle, a few copies will be sold at the Gates Foundation Holiday Marketplace on November 30th and December 1st. I am donating proceeds from each sale to help a local refugee organization, Salaam Cultural Museum. I will also made them a limited supply of Arabic Christmas Cards.

Shukran (Arabic for thank you) for supporting A Crafty Arab.

Seattle Arab Cultural Camp {Resource}

I have decided to create an Arab Cultural Camp for children in Washington.

 

After spending years working at various children’s camps around the Puget Sound, starting with StarTalk in Seattle and recently at Girl Scout Rainbow Camp on the Eastside, I wanted to create a camp that would specifically focus on the culture and heritage of the Arab world.

 

I have used the resources from A Crafty Arab, combined with my eleven year’s experience as an art docent at my daughters’ school, to create eight, fun, educational, camp stations.  These art lesson stations include themes about Arab hospitality, Arab countries, Arab literature, Arab traditional instruments, Arab spices, etc.

 

It will be held August 6-10 in my artist studio in Redmond and August 20-24 at Salaam Cultural Museum in Seattle.

 

Since this is our inaugural year, the camp will be limited to 15 participants on a first come, first served basis.  I will be taking children enterting grades K-6 from 8:30am to 3:30pm Monday through Friday, with a special outing and gallery show planned for our final day. Camp will be $200 a week to cover materials and visiting artists fees. There will be an open house for interested parents, to check out the studio and experience a sample art stations, on July 28th.

 

Arab Cultural Camp Sample Day

Our Arab Cultural Camp day will start with a Arabic story time/ song/ reading activity. My studio library includes hundreds of crafts and Arab children books. The children will be able to check out any of the books at the end of the day for enjoyment at home with siblings or other family members.

 

The children will then be separated for age appropriate stations. These included painting, cooking, calligraphy, dabke, etc before a break for lunch.

 

The children will enjoy a lunch from home, or a nutritious option can be provided for an additional fee paid that morning, before beginning a second set of stations.

 

Our day will finish with another story time / song / reading activity before the children are picked up.  If daycare hours are needed, please let me know.

 

We will have one day when a local Arab musician will come to teach the children how to play the darbuka for an all camp singalong, I am still working the details on which day. Our Friday will also be a little different as it will include an art outing, followed by a gallery show of all the children’s artwork.

 

Yalla, let’s do this, I’m in!

If you are interested in learning more about the Arab Cultural Camp, either contact me or fill out an Arab Cultural Camp Application.

 

If this year’s Arab Cultural Camp is a success, I have also submitted a City of Seattle Youth Arts grant to offer it for free to refugee children next year. If you would like to be involved in that endeavor, please let me know as I hope to make it a much larger scale project and will be grateful for a few helping hands.