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From the Publisher“Chock-full of fascinating insights into a vibrant, inspiring community, punctuated by fun (even delicious) activities, this book taught me so much! Every American kid should read it, and every American grown-up, too.” —Cynthia Leitich Smith, author of Jingle Dancer
“[The authors] have woven a rich tapestry of the Arab American experience for young readers. History, achievements, trails blazed, challenges faced, and material and social culture—all of it is rendered accessible through the stories of people and communities, some familiar and others much less well known. Numerous craft activities engage attention and imagination by tapping the senses.” —Uma Krishnaswami, author of The Grand Plan to Fix Everything.
“A Kid’s Guide to Arab American History is the ultimate eye-opening introduction to Arab Americans! The authors have skillfully combined informative, engagingly written text with an impressive variety of imaginative crafts and activities from each of the Arab countries, suitable for elementary-age children. This book is just right for families, schools, and anyone who values the incredible richness of our immigrant American nation.” —Elsa Marston, author of Figs and Fate: Stores About Growing Up in the Arab World Today
“With its focus on interesting hands-on activities and fascinating profiles of notable as well as ordinary Arab Americans, this book will definitely help dispel many negative stereotypes. It’s a much-needed resource that highlights the rich and diverse histories, traditions, cultures, and religions of the most dominant Arab American groups in the US. I highly recommend it.” —Jama Rattigan, author of Dumpling Soup
“This book is a delight to read; offering much-needed insights about our neighbors, Americans with Arab roots who have contributed so very much to our society.” —Dr. Jack G. Shaheen, author of Guilty: Hollywood’s Verdict on Arabs After 9/11
"Filled with surprising facts, little-known tidbits, and plenty of information all of us need to know...the delightful and informative 'a-ha' moments throughout are many..."—BookDragon
"An excellent book for classroom use and parents who wish to give their children a sense of all the cultures that make up the USA."—Bookloons.com