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A Kid's Guide to Arab American History: More Than 50 Activities
Contributor(s): Dennis, Yvonne Wakim (Author), Addasi, Maha (Author)

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ISBN: 1613740174     ISBN-13: 9781613740170
Publisher: Chicago Review Press
OUR PRICE: $14.41  

Binding Type: Paperback - See All Available Formats & Editions
Published: January 2013

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Additional Information
BISAC Categories:
- Juvenile Nonfiction | Activity Books - General
- Juvenile Nonfiction | History - United States - General
Dewey: 973.004
LCCN: 2012035758
Age Level: 7-10
Grade Level: 2-5
Lexile Measure: 1100(Not Available)
Series: Kid's Guide
Physical Information: 0.6" H x 10.9" W x 8.3" (1.15 lbs) 224 pages
Features: Ikids, Price on Product
Review Citations: Kirkus Reviews 12/01/2012
Booklist 01/01/2013 pg. 84
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Publisher Description:
Winner of: 2014 Arab American Book Award, Children/Young Adult Category Many Americans, educators included, mistakenly believe all Arabs share the same culture, language, and religion, and have only recently begun immigrating to the United States. A Kid's Guide to Arab American History dispels these and other stereotypes and provides a contemporary as well as historical look at the people and experiences that have shaped Arab American culture. Each chapter focuses on a different group of Arab Americans including those of Lebanese, Syrian, Palestinian, Jordanian, Egyptian, Iraqi, and Yemeni descent and features more than 50 fun activities that highlight their distinct arts, games, clothing, and food. Kids will love dancing the dabke, constructing a derbekke drum, playing a game of senet, making hummus, creating an arabesque design, and crafting an Egyptian-style cuff bracelet. Along the way they will learn to count in Kurdish, pick up a few Syrian words for family members, learn a Yemeni saying, and speak a little Iraqi. Short biographies of notable Arab Americans, including actor and philanthropist Danny Thomas, singer Paula Abdul, artist Helen Zughaib, and activist Ralph Nader, demonstrate a wide variety of careers and contributions.
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