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Santa Claus in Baghdad

Posted by on Aug 21, 2012 in Ages 10 and up, Egpyt, Egyptian, Iraq, Iraqi, Jordan, Jordanian, Lebanese, Lebanon, Middle Eastern, Palestine, Palestinian American, Refugee Camp, Syrian, Theme: Building Futures, Theme: Cultural Traditions, Theme: Family Relationships, Theme: Refugee Life, Theme: Religious Faith, Tunisia | Comments Off on Santa Claus in Baghdad

Santa Claus in Baghdad

Santa Claus in Baghdad By Elsa Marston Published by Indiana University Press “Though few examples of popular culture depict Arabs in a positive light, Marston’s collection is one of the exceptions. Eight Muslim teen narrators are hopeful in the face of poverty, grief, and despair. The author, who worked and traveled extensively to the Middle East, has an uncanny ability to understand the Muslim culture and relay her characters’ innermost thoughts to Western audiences” –Chantal Walvoord,  ForeWord  Find a copy at Amazon | IndieBound | B&N Description What is it like to be a...

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The Glass Collector

Posted by on Aug 7, 2012 in African (East), Ages 12 and up, Egpyt, Theme: Community, Theme: Family Relationships, Theme: Religious Faith, Theme: Survival, Zabbaleen | Comments Off on The Glass Collector

The Glass Collector

The Glass Collector By Anna Perera Published by Albert Whitman and Company “Perera draws a vivid portrait of the community’s squalid living conditions, as people eat, sleep, and work amid piles of rotting garbage collected for recycling, while dreaming of better futures…A powerful rendering of human struggle, resilience, and hope.” —Publisher’s Weekly Find a copy at Amazon | IndieBound | B&N     Description Fifteen-year-old Aaron lives amongst the rubbish piles in the slums of Cairo. His job? To collect broken glass. His life? Wasted. His hope? To find a...

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