Egyptian publisher al-Balsam Books has two titles out that speak directly to the changes that have been happening in Egypt since January 25. One is titled نيلسون مانديلا and the other غاندي : حرية الاعتقاد.
According to publisher Balsam Saad, “They both have a mixture of comics, quotes, chronology, facts, besides details of their struggle and life.”
Walid Taher’s النقطة السوداء, published by Egypt’s Dar el Shorouk, also could help children understand and process people getting together to solve a common problem, and could help them continue on the path of creating a better Egypt.
Many environmental titles could speak to the moment; I previously wrote about environmental books for children for Al Masry Al Youm and, for younger children, I particularly recommend Dar el Shorouk’s البيت الأخضر series, as well as the Farhana book about nature in Egypt, published by Dar Elias.
For older children, Mohammad Makhzangi’s فندق الثعلب , published by Dar el Shorouk, has a wonderful sensitivity to animals, nature, and the role of humans in our environment. It’s also written in Makhzangi’s lovely prose.
If you have other titles for the moment, please let us know!