Category: Middle Eastern Literature

[DiverseKidLit] A Middle Eastern Cinderella in “The Golden Sandal”

Myra here. Our theme for this #DiverseKidLit is books in a series. Series books are great for hooking readers, because there’s another book after you finish the first one! Share your favorite book series featuring diverse characters. (As always, the theme is only a suggestion. Diverse posts on alternate topics are always welcome.) What Is #DiverseKidLit? Diverse Children’s ...

[Poetry Friday] Kahlil Gibran’s Wisdom

Myra here. It has been awhile since I have joined the Poetry Friday community. I thought I might as well check in and share with everyone that I am in Munich at the moment, serving as an international research fellow at the International Youth Library, reputed to be the largest library in the world for ...

[Nonfiction Wednesday] Israel through Miroslav Sasek’s Eyes

Myra here. We are delighted to join the Nonfiction Picture Book meme 2017 hosted by Alyson Beecher @ Kid Lit Frenzy. We would also be linking our nonfiction choices with our reading themes throughout the year. Two years ago, I featured Miroslav Sasek’s travel books here for Nonfiction Wednesday. This time, I would revisit his portrayal of Israel, because ...

[Monday Reading] Two Versions of Rumi’s Fable/Folktale in “The Secret Message” and “The Parrot And The Merchant”

Myra here. It’s Monday, What are You Reading is a meme hosted by Jen from Teach Mentor Texts and Kellee and Ricki from Unleashing Readers (new host of Monday reading: Kathryn T at Book Date). Since two of our friends, Linda from Teacher Dance and Tara from A Teaching Life have been joining this meme for quite awhile now, we thought of joining this ...

[Saturday Reads] What It’s Like to be Gay in the Middle East in Saleem Haddad’s “Guapa”

Myra here. Every Saturday we hope to share with you our thoughts on reading and books. We thought that it would be good practice to reflect on our reading lives and our thoughts about reading in general. While on occasion, we would feature a few books in keeping with this, there would be a few ...