Al Arabiya: Renewed emphasis on educating Arab children about foreign cultures spawns innovative approaches Featuring the “Mimi and the Magic Globe” series.
The National: Books gift may turn new leaf in schools The story quotes Emirati children’s author Maitha al Khayat: “My daughter finds it more interesting and entertaining to read in English. She feels Arabic literature is more boring stuff,” said the author of I Love My Dad’s Long Beard. “I do find a lot of translated books, but I believe that is not enough. We are in great need of books with Arabic themes that focus on our traditions and are cool at the same time.”
Go see Maitha at Kan Ya Ma Kan Kan Ya Ma Kan Bookstore (near the Food Court, 1st Floor, Al Ettihad Mall) on Saturday, April 30 at noon.
In the UAE, the Ras Al Khaimah Book Fair is opening today at the RAK Exhibition Center.