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A Kid's Guide to Arab American History: More Than 50 Activities (Kid's Guide)

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Winner of:
2014 Arab American Book Award, Children/Young Adult Category
 
Many Americans, educators included, mistakenly believe all Arabs share the same culture, language, and religion, and have only recently begun immigrating to the United States. A Kid’s Guide to Arab American History dispels these and other stereotypes and provides a contemporary as well as historical look at the people and experiences that have shaped Arab American culture. Each chapter focuses on a different group of Arab Americans including those of Lebanese, Syrian, Palestinian, Jordanian, Egyptian, Iraqi, and Yemeni descent and features more than 50 fun activities that highlight their distinct arts, games, clothing, and food. Kids will love dancing the dabke, constructing a derbekke drum, playing a game of senet, making hummus, creating an arabesque design, and crafting an Egyptian-style cuff bracelet. Along the way they will learn to count in Kurdish, pick up a few Syrian words for family members, learn a Yemeni saying, and speak a little Iraqi. Short biographies of notable Arab Americans, including actor and philanthropist Danny Thomas, singer Paula Abdul, artist Helen Zughaib, and activist Ralph Nader, demonstrate a wide variety of careers and contributions.

About the Author

Yvonne Wakim Dennis is a Cherokee and Syrian author, curriculum developer, social worker, and multicultural consultant. She is the coauthor of the award-winning A Kids Guide to Native American History and Native Americans Today. Maha Addasi is the author of The White Nights of Ramadan and Time to Pray, both ALA recommended books. She has been a freelance writer, news correspondent, television anchor, and radio producer in Amman, Jordan. She earned an MFA in Writing for Children and Young Adults from Vermont College of Fine Arts.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781613740170
Author:
Dennis, Yvonne Wakim
Publisher:
Chicago Review Press
Author:
Addasi, Maha
Subject:
Ethnic - Other
Subject:
Child Care and Parenting-General
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
A Kid's Guide series
Publication Date:
20130131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 2 up to 4
Language:
English
Pages:
224
Dimensions:
8.5 x 11 in
Age Level:
from 7 up to 9

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Children's » Nonfiction » World Cultures
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