about young people from the Middle East
by Deborah Ellis
since the fundamentalist group Taliban secured power in the Afghan
capital of Kabul, Parvana and her family have suffered.
by Roy Gerrard
Hamut and Nekatu live along the Nile, where they find a baby
crocodile, befriend it, and raise it to full size.
of Ahmed’s Secret by Forence Parry Heide
Ahmed delivers bottles of propane gas throughout the streets of Cairo,
he treasures a special secret he can't wait to share with his family.
am the Mummy Heb-Nefert by Eve Bunting
mummy recalls her past life in ancient Egypt as the beautiful wife of
the Pharaoh's brother. J
and the Secret Names by Jill Paton Walsh
he paints the lion, hawk, crocodile, and cobra that his son has
managed to coax to serve as models for the decorations on the tomb of
Prince Dhutmose, Pepi's father captures an even more important animal.
Place in the Sun by Jill Rubalcaba
ancient Egypt, the gifted young son of a sculptor is taken into
slavery when he attempts to save his father's life, and is himself
almost killed before his exceptional talent leads Pharaoh to name him
Royal Sculptor. J Ruba
and the Time of the Troubles by Florence Parry Heide
ten-year-old Lebanese boy goes to school, helps his mother with
chores, plays with his friends, and lives with his family in basement
shelter when bombings occur and fighting begins on his street.
Stars in My Geddoh's Sky by Claire Sidhom Matze
Arabic-speaking grandfather comes to visit the United States, and Alex
learns about his grandfather's Middle Eastern homeland.
Storytellers by Ted Lewin
and Grandfather pass through the streets of Fez, Morocco, and stop at
an old gate, where Grandfather performs as a storyteller.
the Matter, Habibi? by Betsy Lewin
day, instead of following Ahmed around in a circle giving children
rides, Habibi the camel runs through the bazaar with Ahmed following
him and trying to figure out what is wrong.
the Stone Carver: A Tale of Ancient Egypt by Mary Stolz
to design a magnificent monument for a vain and demanding Pharaoh, an
Egyptian stone carver conceives of and begins work on the Sphinx which
still stands in the Egyptian desert today.
Magic Carpet by Stefan Czernecki
Moroccan woman's magic carpet takes her to far away places, which
provide inspiration for her to create other beautiful carpets. J
and Compiled by L. Baldwin