A Kid's Guide to Arab American History. More Than 50 by Yvonne Wakim Dennis

By Yvonne Wakim Dennis

Many americans, educators incorporated, mistakenly think all Arabs proportion an analogous tradition, language, and faith, and feature just recently all started immigrating to the us. A child's consultant to Arab American History dispels those and different stereotypes and gives a latest in addition to historic examine the folk and stories that experience formed Arab American tradition. each one bankruptcy makes a speciality of a unique workforce of Arab americans together with these of Lebanese, Syrian, Palestinian, Jordanian, Egyptian, Iraqi, and Yemeni descent and lines greater than 50 enjoyable actions that spotlight their targeted arts, video games, garments, and nutrition. young children will love dancing the dabke, developing a derbekke drum, taking part in a video game of senet, making hummus, growing an arabesque layout, and crafting an Egyptian-style cuff bracelet. alongside the way in which they are going to discover ways to count number in Kurdish, decide up a number of Syrian phrases for kinfolk, examine a Yemeni asserting, and communicate a little...

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Some Arab Americans wear the traditional outfits that are worn in their home countries, but most dress like other Americans. People in many Arab countries wear the same kind of clothing as Americans. Certain Arab American Muslims honor their faith by dressing in modest clothing. A number of Arab American Christian clergy marry and have families, as their faith allows, and many wear special clothing. Arab Americans live in all 50 states and work in all kinds of jobs. Many own their own businesses.

Mr. Shishim testified that if he was Asian, so was Jesus Christ, as they had both been born in the same land. 1911 • Ameen Rihani is the first Arab American to publish a novel in the United States, The Book of Khalid. 1915 • Al-Rabitah al-Qalamiyah (The Pen Bond), a literary association, was formed in New York City by Kahlil Gibran and friends. 1916 • A number of Syrian and Lebanese Americans join the French army to free Syria from Turkey. 1917 • The Balfour Declaration, issued by the British, supports the founding of a Jewish homeland in Palestine.

Your vision and commitment to helping make America the inclusive society it needs to be is remarkable! From Maha Thanks to the people who will read this book with an open mind and heart and to my children, who give me the peace of mind to write. Maha and Yvonne are both grateful to these wonderful folks who filled in the blanks and didn’t mind being interviewed and “pumped” for information: Adil Oualim, Akram Khater, Douglas Haddad, Elsa Marston, Jeffrey Saad, Joseph Haiek, Joseph Kassab, Khalil Hachem, Laila Al-Qatami, Liz Behrend, Malika Zarra, Musa Hamideh, Naef Al-Mutawa, Paul Ibrahim, Pauline Kaldas, Ray Saeid, Sarab Al-Jijakli, Naomi Shihab Nye, Helen Zughaib, Hani Shihada, Susan Joseph Kientz.

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