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Picture Books with Arab & Arab-American Characters/Themes @ Staley Library
Big Red Lollipop by
Call Number: JUV. PZ7.K562654 Big 2010
Publication Date: 2010-03-04
Having to take her younger sister along the first time she is invited to a birthday party spoils Rubina's fun, and later when that sister is asked to a party and baby sister wants to come, Rubina must decide whether to help.
Crescent Moons and Pointed Minarets by
Call Number: JUV. PZ8.3.K493 Cr 2018
Publication Date: 2018-04-10
In simple rhyming text a young Muslim girl guides the reader through the traditions and shapes of Islam.
Deep in the Sahara by
Call Number: JUV. PZ7.C91625 De 2013
Publication Date: 2013-10-08
In Mauritania, West Africa, an Arab girl who wants to wear a malafa, the veiled dress worn by her mother and older sister, learns that the garment represents beauty, mystery, tradition, belonging, and faith.
The Genius of Islam by
Call Number: JUV. BP163 .B2684 2011
Publication Date: 2011-04-05
The Muslim world has often been a bridge between East and West, but many of Islam's crucial innovations are hidden within the folds of history. In this important book, Bryn Barnard uses short, engaging text and gorgeous full-color artwork to bring Islam's contributions gloriously to life.
Golden Domes and Silver Lanterns by
Call Number: JUV. PZ8.3.K493 Go 2012
Publication Date: 2012-06-06
From a red prayer rug to a blue hijab, everyday colors are given special meaning as young readers learn about clothing, food, and other important elements of Islamic culture, with a young Muslim girl as a guide.
The Golden Sandal by
Call Number: JUV. PZ8.H5 G6 1998
Publication Date: 1998-01-01
An Iraqi version of the Cinderella story in which a kind and beautiful girl who is mistreated by her stepmother and stepsister finds a husband with the help of a magic fish.
Jerusalem Sky by
Call Number: JUV. PS3566.O328 J47 2005
Publication Date: 2005-08-23
Jerusalem–ancient home to Jews, Christians, and Muslims–is blanketed by a sky like no other. According to legend, the Jerusalem sky held off the rains for seven years while King Solomon built his temple. In the Jerusalem sky, the Bible tells us, a rising star announced the birth of Jesus. Through that same wondrous sky, Islamic belief holds, Muhammad climbed to heaven. In our own times, the Jerusalem sky fills with the sounds of worshippers praying for peace in the synagogues, churches, and mosques below. And each year new voices rise up to the Jerusalem sky, where so many miracles have been witnessed.
King for a Day by
Call Number: JUV. PZ7.K52654 Ki 2013
Publication Date: 2013-10-01
Basant is here, with feasts and parties to celebrate the arrival of spring. But what Malik is looking forward to most is doing battle from his rooftop with Falcon, the special kite he has built for speed. Today is Malik's chance to be the best kite fighter, the king of Basant.
This lively, contemporary story introduces readers to a centuries-old festival and the traditional sport of kite fighting, and to a spirited, determined young boy who masters the sport while finding his own way to face and overcome life's challenges.
Lailah's Lunchbox by
Call Number: JUV. PZ7.1.F37 Lai 2015
Publication Date: 2015-05-01
Now that she is ten, Lailah is delighted that she can fast during the month of Ramadan like her family and her friends in Abu Dhabi, but finding a way to explain to her teacher and classmates in Atlanta is a challenge until she gets some good advice from the librarian, Mrs. Carman.
The Librarian of Basra by
Call Number: JUV. Z720.B24 W56 2005
Publication Date: 2005-01-01
Alia Muhammad Baker is a librarian in Basra, Iraq. For fourteen years, her library has been a meeting place for those who love books. Until now. Now war has come, and Alia fears that the library--along with the thirty thousand books within it--will be destroyed forever.
Call Number: JUV. PZ7.B1742 Mi 2010
Publication Date: 2010-11-09
In Sydney, Australia, and in Morocco, two boys and their families have a day of shopping. Readers are invited to compare illustrations in two wordless stories that are intended to be read one from left to right and the other from right to left.
Call Number: JUV. BP75 .D37 2003
Publication Date: 2003-07-01
Introduces Muhammad and the basic tenets of the Islamic faith.
My Face Book (Arabic/English) by
Call Number: JUV. PZ7 .M9 2014
Publication Date: 2011-09-01
A board book of children's faces making different expressions such as silly, sleepy, and frowning , with accompanying text in Arabic and English.
My Friend Suhana by
Call Number: JUV. PZ7.A1589345 My 2014
Publication Date: 2014-01-01
While volunteering with her mother at a community center, a seven-year-old girl befriends Suhana, also seven, whose cerebral palsy makes it difficult for her to communicate or control her movements. Includes facts about cerebral palsy.
My Name Is Bilal by
Call Number: JUV. PZ7.M71273 M9 2005
Publication Date: 2005-08-01
When Bilal and his sister transfer to a school where they are the only Muslims, they must learn how to fit in while staying true to their beliefs and heritage.
The Night of the Moon by
Call Number: JUV. PZ7.K52652 Nig 2008
Publication Date: 2008-09-01
Yasmeen has a wonderful time celebrating the Muslim holy month of Ramadan with her family and friends.
Sitti's Secrets by
Call Number: JUV. PZ7.N976 S5 1997
Publication Date: 1997-10-01
A young girl describes a visit to see her grandmother in a Palestinian village on the West Bank.
The Swirling Hijaab by
Call Number: JUV. PZ10.731 .R63 2002
Publication Date: 2004-01-01
Enter the imaginary world of a little girl playing with her mother's hijaab. With a swirl of the hijaab, she is at once a brave warrior queen, an adventurous nomad in the desert, a beautiful bride, or inside a Bedouin tent.
Traveling Man by
Call Number: JUV. G370.I2 R86 2001
Publication Date: 2001-09-24
An introduction to the journeys of the little-known 14th century Muslim figure, Ibn Battuta. He traveled for 29 years from Morocco to China, from the steppes of Russia to the shores of Tanzania, 75,000 miles in all.
Under My Hijab by
Call Number: JUV. PZ8.3.K493 Und 2018
Publication Date: 2019-02-05
As a young girl observes that each of six women in her life wears her hijab and hair in a different way, she considers how to express her own style one day.
Under the Ramadan Moon by
Call Number: JUV. BP186.4 .W46 2008
Publication Date: 2008-09-01
Ramadan is one of the most special months of the Islamic year, when Muslims pray, fast, and help those in need. Whitman's lyrical story, with luminous illustrations by Sue Williams, serves as an ideal introduction to Ramadan.
The World Is Not a Rectangle by
Call Number: JUV. NA1469.H33 W56 2017
Publication Date: 2017-08-22
A biography of architect Zaha Hadid, who grew up in Baghdad and went on to design buildings all over the world. She became one of the most irreverent, controversial, and celebrated architects in the world.