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"You have been my friend, that in itself is a tremendous thing. I wove my web for you because I liked you. After all, what's a life, anyway? We're born, we live a while, we die.... By helping you, perhaps I was trying to lift up my life a trifle, Heaven knows anyone's life can stand a little of that!" [Tell Me!]

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Picture Books Around the World - NORTH AFRICA AND THE MIDDLE EAST     View List as Printable PDF

Egypt

The day of Ahmed's secret

The day of Ahmed's secret
by Heide, Florence Parry
JEASY
A young Egyptian boy describes the city of Cairo as he goes about his daily work and waits for the evening to share a special surprise with his family.

 

Iraq

The girl who lost her smile

The girl who lost her smile
by Alrawi, Karim
JEASY
A story, inspired by the writings of Jallal al-Din Rumi in a collection of Sufi poetry and short stories known as Mathnawi, about Jehan, a young girl living in Baghdad who unexpectedly finds reason to smile.

The librarian of Basra : a true story from Iraq

The librarian of Basra : a true story from Iraq
by Winter, Jeanette
J BIO BAKER
Alia is the librarian of Basra. With war coming, she fears the library will be destroyed. When she asks for help protecting the books, officials refuse, so she hides the books in her home and those of her neighbors.

 

Israel and Palestine

The key to my heart

The key to my heart
by Har'el, Nirah
JEASY
Jonathan joins his dad in retracing his steps after his father misplaces his key chain which holds a very special picture of Jonathan.

 

Morocco

Mirror

Mirror
by Baker, Jeannie
JEASY BAK
In Sydney, Australia, and in Morocco, two boys and their families have a day of shopping. Readers are invited to compare illustrations in two wordless stories that are intended to be read one from left to right and the other from right to left.

My father's shop

My father's shop
by Ichikawa, Satomi
JEASY
Come visit Mustafa in his favorite place in all of Morocco--his father's shop. Here amongst the beautiful rugs, is an entire world of colors, textiles, and languages.

 

Turkey

Nabeel's new pants: an Eid tale

Nabeel's new pants: an Eid tale
by Gilani-Williams, Fawzia
JEASY GIL
While buying gifts for his family to wear to the mosque on Eid a shoemaker is persuaded to get new pants for himself, but the only pair available is too long and no one seems to have time to shorten them.