Tag Archives: Fatima Sharafeddine

If You’re in Beirut December 10, Don’t Miss…

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Breaking News! Fatima Sharafeddine’s فاتن Wins 2010 ‘Best Book’ Prize at Beirut Fair

The “Best Book” prizes for children’s literature are out at the 2010 Beirut Book Fair, and Fatima Sharafeddine’s first young-adult (YA) novel, فاتن, has very deservedly taken first prize. Continue reading

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First-Ever Doha International Children’s Book Festival Starts Tomorrow – مهرجان الدوحة الدولي لكتب الأطفال:30 نوفمبر-2 ديسمبر

Award-winning Egyptian children’s book author/illustrator Waleed Taher should already be in Doha, presenting to schoolteachers at the first-ever Doha International Children’s Book Festival. Continue reading

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UAE MP on How and Why We Need ‘To Make Arabic Cool’

Reality is we have failed the Arabic language, thru decades of rote education, and lack of innovation in science, arts and industries. Continue reading

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When Your Toddler Gets Scared: لا أخاف

Suddenly, my two-and-a-half-year-old wants to skip past all the “scary” pages in his books. Continue reading

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15-Second Review: لو كنت طائرا

Rarely does a book engender as many difficult questions as لو كنت طائرا, written by Fatima Sharafeddine and illustrated by Amal Karzai. Continue reading

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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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