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Kids of Kabul

Living Bravely through a Never-ending War

by Deborah Ellis
edition: Paperback
  • age: 0
  • Grade: p to 12
tagged: middle east, military & wars
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Where Will I Live?

by Rosemary McCarney
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 5 to 9
  • Grade: 1 to 3
tagged: emigration & immigration, africa, homelessness & poverty, middle east

Every child needs a home. Children need somewhere safe where they can be happy, eat their meals with their family, play with their toys, and go to sleep at night feeling unafraid. But many children all over the world have had to leave their homes because they are no longer safe. Because of war and conflict, they and their families have become refug …

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The Amazing Travels of Ibn Battuta

by Fatima Sharafeddine, illustrated by Intelaq Ali
edition: eBook
  • age: 7 to 11
  • Grade: 2 to 6
tagged: historical, middle east

In 1325, when Ibn Battuta was just twenty-one, he bid farewell to his parents in Tangier, Morocco, and embarked on a pilgrimage to Mecca. It was thirty years before he returned home, having seen much of the world. In this book he recalls his amazing journey and the fascinating people, cultures and places he encountered.

After his pilgrimage to Mecca …

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The Amazing Discoveries of Ibn Sina

by Fatima Sharafeddine, illustrated by Intelaq Ali
edition: eBook
  • age: 7 to 11
  • Grade: 2 to 6
tagged: historical, middle east, history of science

Born in Persia more than a thousand years ago, Ibn Sina was one of the greatest thinkers of his time — a philosopher, scientist and physician who made significant discoveries, especially in the field of medicine, and wrote more than one hundred books.

As a child, Ibn Sina was extremely bright, a voracious reader who loved to learn and was fortunat …

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Razia's Ray of Hope

One Girl's Dream of an Education

by Elizabeth Suneby, illustrated by Suana Verelst
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 8 to 12
  • Grade: 3 to 7
tagged: school & education, middle east, girls & women

Razia is excited when her grandfather tells her there's a school for girls being built in their Afghan village. At last, girls will have the same opportunity to be educated as boys. “Every night I fell asleep dreaming about going to school like my brothers,” she says. Her grandfather wants Razia to enroll in the school. He remembers a time, bef …

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The Arab World Thought of It

Inventions, Innovations, and Amazing Facts

by Saima Shakil Hussain
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 9 to 12
  • Grade: 4 to 7
tagged: middle east, history of science, history

Discover the rich legacy of the peoples of the Arab world.

Ink-filled pens, mattresses, and bars of soap—these are only some of the inventions and innovations that have been passed down through the millennia from the peoples of Arab lands. Readers may be surprised to learn that they have also given us

• the scalpel
• planetariums
• three-cour …

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