Cobb Library compiles list of books for Arab American Heritage Month

April is Arab-American Heritage Month.

April received the designation from the US State Department last year, and yesterday Secretary of State Anthony Blinken released the following statement:

This month, we recognize National Arab American Heritage Month and honor the contributions of this diverse community to America. Immigrants from the Arab world have come to the United States since before our country’s independence and have contributed to our country’s progress in science, business, technology, foreign policy, and security. national.

The litany is long and includes Private Nathan Badeen, a Syrian immigrant who fought and gave his life during the American Revolution.

At the State Department, we recognize terrific diplomats such as Ambassador Philip Habib, former Undersecretary for Political Affairs, who played a leading role in the Vietnam peace talks that culminated in the Peace Accords of Paris of 1973 and then succeeded in securing a ceasefire in Lebanon.

We also recognize Ambassador Selwa “Lucky” Roosevelt, who served the President and Secretary of State as Chief of Protocol of the United States from 1982 to 1989, nearly 7 years and longer than anyone before. The Department is fortunate to have had these talented Arab American colleagues and so many others, who strive every day to protect and promote the interests and values ​​of the American people, while representing the United States in the world. .

In recognition of Arab-American Heritage Month, the Cobb Public Library has compiled the following list of books:

List of Arab Heritage Month books with links

Picture books for children

Amira Photo Day by Reem Faruqi

Crescent moons and pointed minarets by Hena Khan

Golden domes and silver lanterns by Hena Khan

Hannah and the Ramadan Gift by Qasim Rashid

In my mosque by MO Yuksel

Lailah’s lunch box by Reem Faruqi

Like the moon loves the sky by Hena Khan

The proudest blue: a story of hijab and family by Ibtihaj Muhammad

Sitti’s secrets by Naomi Shihab Nye

under my hijab by Hena Khan

Zara’s new Eid dress by Nafisah Abdul-Rahim

Non-fiction for children

Muslim Girls Rise Up: The Inspirational Champions of Our Time by Saira Mir

Books for children and tweens

Amal untied by Aisha Saeed

List of Arab Heritage Month books with links

Picture books for children

Amira Photo Day by Reem Faruqi

Crescent moons and pointed minarets by Hena Khan

Golden domes and silver lanterns by Hena Khan

Hannah and the Ramadan Gift by Qasim Rashid

In my mosque by MO Yuksel

Lailah’s lunch box by Reem Faruqi

Like the moon loves the sky by Hena Khan

The proudest blue: a story of hijab and family by Ibtihaj Muhammad

Sitti’s secrets by Naomi Shihab Nye

under my hijab by Hena Khan

Zara’s new Eid dress by Nafisah Abdul-Rahim

Non-fiction for children

Muslim Girls Rise Up: The Inspirational Champions of Our Time by Saira Mir

Books for children and tweens

Amal untied by Aisha Saeed

Amina’s voice by Hena Khan

It’s not that awful, Falafel by Firoozeh Duman

Nadia’s magical reality by Basim Yusuf

Once Upon a Time in Eid: Stories of Hope and Joy from 15 Muslim Voices edited by SK Ali

Other words for home by Jasmine Warga

Omani tortoise by Naomi Shihab Nye

Fiction for teens and young adults

Darius the Great disagrees by Adib Khoram

An emotion of great pleasure by Tahereh Mafi

Internment by Samira Ahmed

Like a love story by Abdi Nazémian

Love and Lies by Rukhsana Ali by Sabina Khan

My heart and other black holes by Jasmine Warga

Saints and misfits by SK Ali

A very large expanse of sea by Tahereh Mafi

We chase the flame by Faizal Hafsah

Non-fiction for teens and young adults

I was their American dream by Malaka Gharib

adult fiction

Against the world without love by Susan Abulhawa

The beauty of your face by Sahar Mustafah

The other Americans by Laila Lalami

The thirty names of the night by Zeyn Joukhadar

A woman is not a man by Etaf Rum

you exist too much by Zaina Arafat

Non-fiction for adults

Americanized: rebel without green card by Sara Saedi

between two kingdoms by Suleika Jaouad

Conditional Citizens: On Belonging to America by Laila Lalami

Footnotes in order of disappearance by Fady Joudah

Life without recipe by Diana Abu Jaber

The Wrong End of the Table: A mostly comedic memoir of an Arab-American Muslim woman just trying to fit in By Ayser Salman

Amina’s voice by Hena Khan

It’s not that awful, Falafel by Firoozeh Duman

Nadia’s magical reality by Basim Yusuf

Once Upon a Time in Eid: Stories of Hope and Joy from 15 Muslim Voices edited by SK Ali

Other words for home by Jasmine Warga

Omani tortoise by Naomi Shihab Nye

Fiction for teens and young adults

Darius the Great disagrees by Adib Khoram

An emotion of great pleasure by Tahereh Mafi

Internment by Samira Ahmed

Like a love story by Abdi Nazémian

Love and Lies by Rukhsana Ali by Sabina Khan

My heart and other black holes by Jasmine Warga

Saints and misfits by SK Ali

A very large expanse of sea by Tahereh Mafi

We chase the flame by Faizal Hafsah

Non-fiction for teens and young adults

I was their American dream by Malaka Gharib

adult fiction

Against the world without love by Susan Abulhawa

The beauty of your face by Sahar Mustafah

The other Americans by Laila Lalami

The thirty names of the night by Zeyn Joukhadar

A woman is not a man by Etaf Rum

you exist too much by Zaina Arafat

Non-fiction for adults

Americanized: rebel without green card by Sara Saedi

between two kingdoms by Suleika Jaouad

Conditional Citizens: On Belonging to America by Laila Lalami

Footnotes in order of disappearance by Fady Joudah

Life without recipe by Diana Abu Jaber

The Wrong End of the Table: A mostly comedic memoir of an Arab-American Muslim woman just trying to fit in By Ayser Salman

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