Monthly Archives: October 2010

جوز و تين و توت أحمر and Why Singing Builds Literacy

This morning before school, the boys had a chance to listen to Fatima Sharafeddine and Hani Siblini’s first-ever collaborative children’s CD. Continue reading

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Qais Sedki and Dr. Naif Al Mutawa: Creating Fun (Yes, Fun!) Arab- and Muslim-oriented Comic Stories for Kids

Last night’s five-person “Comics” panel at the Sharjah Book Fair highlighted quite starkly that not all comics are for kids. Continue reading

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Tonight’s Event at Sharjah International Book Fair: Naif Al Mutawa and Qais Sidki!

Tonight, I’m exceptionally excited to be going to the “Coming Book Panel Discussion” at the Sharjah International Book Fair, which will feature—among others—Dr. Naif Al Mutawa (creator of The 99, الـ ٩٩) and award-winning author Qais Sidki (author of The Gold Ring, سوار الذهب). Continue reading

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Booth of the Day at Sharjah Book Fair: Bright Fingers

Gulnar Hajo of the Bright Fingers Publishing House was my find of the day. Continue reading

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Notes from Sharjah: Orion Picks up طريقتي الخاصّة for English Translation

Orion picks up Kalimat book about coming to wear hijab: طريقتي الخاصّة. Continue reading

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Notes from Sharjah: Comments on Etisalat Prize, New Partnership with Orion

The children’s side of the Sharjah International Book Fair has been abuzz with energy. Continue reading

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النقطة السوداء Wins 1 Million AED Etisalat Prize!

I’m having a bit of trouble with connectivity, but wanted to make sure everyone knew that النقطة السوداء —by Walid Taher and published by Dar el Shorouk—had won the 1 million AED Etisalat Prize for Arabic Children’s Literature.

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