National Arab Heritage Month: Kid Lit to Celebrate Year-Round

National Arab Heritage Month is in April, but here are a few book lists to help you discover more titles and keep the celebration going!

Social Justice Books has this great list of Arabs and Arab Americans with books from early childhood through YA and adult fiction too!

I really love this one COUNTING UP THE OLIVE TREE an early childhood book:

Older kids in upper elementary/middle school will love this Newberry Honor Book, OTHER WORDS FOR HOME:

Mia Wenjen from Pragmatic Mom has this great list of Arab American Culture in Children’s Books.

Arab American Culture in Children's Books

Check out Koloud Tarapolsi’s 20+ Arab World Palestine Children Books {Resource}

WNBD DiverseBooks.Org has a post written by award-winning author Susan Muaddi Darraj: 5 Arab American Kidlit Authors on the Diversity of Arab America

Alachua County Library District compiled a list of middle-grade books for Arab American Heritage Month.

Arabish Way has featured the book SITTI’S SECRETS by Naomi Shihab Nye a beautifully written book from an Arab-American child’s perspective who visits her grandmother (her Sitti) overseas. You can check this book out and many more on Globalize Your Child’s Bookshelf: the Arab World: A Work in Progress


On Instagram from Cobb County Library Arab American Heritage Books for all ages:

Do you have a favorite Arab or Arab American children’s book?
Let me know in the comments.  Thanks!
Did you like this post? Leave a comment for us below.
We love to hear from YOU!

Leave Your Comment

Comments will be moderated.