Monthly Archives: August 2010

Dear Rawia Azzahrawi: Next, an Arabic-language Kids Magazine!

Winnipeg-based Rawia Azzahrawi, who has a Master’s in Arabic Language and Literature, is the force behind North America’s first kid-focused, Islamic-centered magazine, according to the Winnipeg Free Press. The mother of three told the Free Press that kid-oriented materials about … Continue reading

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A Cry for Better Libraries from Bahrain

A letter in the Gulf Daily News from an A. Barr talks about how pleased he or she was by the high quality of English and Arabic books at the Children’s Library in the Isa Cultural Centre, and how displeased … Continue reading

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Get Outside: It’s ‘Read a Comic in Public’ Day

According to Publishers Weekly, today is the first annual “Read a Comic in Public” Day. Readers are urged to go outside and—well, you can guess. PW notes that the new holiday seems to have struck a chord, with many public … Continue reading

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Night of Gender-bending Stories Inspired by Children’s Writing Workshop

This September 2, from 9 – 10:30 p.m. at 1 Saad Zaghloul (downtown Cairo), join an evening of stories that are the product of writers, academics, artists, and a children’s writing workshop. These stories promise to break through cultural stereotypes … Continue reading

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While You’re Applying for Etisalat, Don’t Forget the Anna Lindh

The new Anna Lindh Foundation’s new “Children’s book award 2010” is accepting applications through October 15 from authors and illustrators in Egypt, Jordan, Palestine, Syria, and Lebanon. The new award sets out to recognize the best in new unpublished fiction … Continue reading

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Etisalat Prize for Arabic Children’s Literature Sees Jump in Participation

The Etisalat Prize for Arabic Children’s Lit, organized this year by The UAE Board on Books for Young People (UAEBBY), reported a 35 percent rise in participation over 2009, its inaugural year. That’s according to a press statement released yesterday. … Continue reading

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A New العيدية Idea, from Al Balsam Books (for Kids)

Of course, if it’s closer to your home, I’m sure you could get similar gift certificates at Shorouk, Alef, Diwan, Kotob Khan bookstores, and others.

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