Iraq

Mohammed’s Journey

Posted by on Jan 15, 2013 in Ages 07 and up, Asian (Central), England, Iraq, Kurdish, Theme: Family Relationships, Theme: Fleeing Persecution, Theme: Immigration | Comments Off on Mohammed’s Journey

Mohammed’s Journey

Mohammed’s Journey: A Refugee Diary By Anthony Robinson and Annemarie Young Illustrated by June Allan Published by Frances Lincoln Children’s Books “As students begin to study the reality of our world and the plight of refugees, this title is useful for its perspective.” –School Library Journal Find a copy at Amazon | IndieBound | B&N           Description Mohammed was born in Kirkuk – the Kurdish part of Iraq. He speaks Kurdish, and now English too. Saddam Hussein persecuted Mohammed’s people long before he was born but...

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The White Zone

Posted by on Jan 11, 2013 in Ages 10 and up, Asian (Central), Iraq, Iraqi, Islamic, Muslim, Shiite, Sunni, Theme: Family Death, Theme: Family Relationships, Theme: Religious Differences, Theme: Religious Faith | Comments Off on The White Zone

The White Zone

The White Zone By Carolyn Marsden Published by Carolrhoda Books “Marsden’s detailed descriptions of everyday life make this culture come alive.” –School Library Journal “Marsden tells a story that resonates highly in today’s society where there are many different types of chaos disrupting lives and homes worldwide.” –VOYA Find a copy at Amazon | IndieBound | B&N   Description Nouri and his cousin Talib can only vaguely remember a time before tanks rumbled over the streets of their Baghdad neighborhood when books, not bombs, ruled Mutanabbi Street....

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Silent Music

Posted by on Jan 8, 2013 in Ages 04 and up, Iraq, Iraqi, Middle Eastern, Theme: The Arts | Comments Off on Silent Music

Silent Music

Silent Music: a Story of Baghdad By James Rumford Published by Roaring Brook Press “Told plainly and without bathos, this is one story of how people use art to find understanding.” –The Horn Book Magazine Find a copy at Amazon | IndieBound | B&N Description When bombs begin to fall, Ali drowns out the sound of war with a pen. Like other children living in Baghdad, Ali loves soccer, music and dancing, but most of all, he loves the ancient art of calligraphy. When bombs begin to fall on his city, Ali turns to his pen, writing sweeping and gliding words to the silent music that...

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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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