Kid's Guide to Arab American History

A Kid’s Guide to Arab American History provides a contemporary as well as historical look at the people and experiences that have shaped Arab American culture. Each chapter focuses on a different group of Arab Americans, including those of Lebanese, Syrian, Palestinian, Jordanian, Egyptian, Iraqi and Yemeni descent.

The book features more than 50 fun activities that highlight the distinctive arts, games, clothing and food of each group. Kids will love dancing the dabke, constructing a derbekke drum, playing a game of senet, making hummus, creating an arabesque design and crafting an Egyptian-style cuff bracelet. Along the way they will learn to count in Kurdish, pick up a few Syrian words for family members, learn a Yemeni saying and speak a little Iraqi.

 Short biographies of notable Arab Americans, including actor and philanthropist Danny Thomas, singer Paula Abdul, artist Helen Zughaib and activist Ralph Nader, demonstrate a wide variety of careers and contributions.

 Additional Information:

  • Authors: Yvonne Wakim Dennis, Maha Addasi
  • 226 pages, paperback
  • 8 ¼ x 11 inches
  • Ages 7 & up