Books in this category reflect the people of the world's nations, religions, and cultures, sometimes as a central feature of the story and other times as part of the story's background.
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Book Results for: Middle-Eastern
Against the Storm Written by Gaye Hicyilmaz Twelve-year-old Mehmet moves with his family from a rural village to Amkara, Turkey, hoping to find a better life. [Grade Level: 4 - 6]
Caravan Darryl Ligasan (Illustrator), Lawrence McKay (Author) A ten-year-old boy accompanies his father for the first time on a caravan trip through the mountains of Afghanistan to the city below to trade their goods at market.
Israel ABCs: A Book about the People and Places of Israel Holly Schroeder (Author), Claudia Wolf (Illustrator) In this ABC tour of Israel, readers learn about the peoples, places and history of one of the world’s most ancient lands, including Bedouin people, the Dead Sea, Dome of the Rock, Jerusalem, the Knesset (Israeli parliament), Palestinian people, Dead Sea Scrolls, Via Dolorosa (Street of Sorrows), Zionism and more. [Grade Level: 2 - 4]
It’s Israel’s Birthday! Written by Ellen Dietrick Part of the “It’s Time” series, this book celebrates Israel’s 60th birthday by taking youngsters on a pretend trip to Israel, where they board a plane, visit a kibbutz, enjoy the shuk (outdoor marketplace) in Jerusalem, float in the Dead Sea, visit the Kotel (Western Wall), and experience Israel in other ways. [Grade Level: K - 2]
Playing War Kathy Beckwith (Author), Lea Lyon (Illustrator) One hot summer day Luke and his friends decide to play their favorite game of war, using sticks for guns and pine cones for bombs and grenades. Sameer, who hasn't lived in their neighborhood for very long, hesitates to join in. When he tells his peers that he has been in a real war, they don't believe him. Then, as Sameer explains what happened to his family, the other children start to see their game in a new light. [Grade Level: 2 - 5]
The Creation of Israel Written by Jim Whiting This book offers a balanced look at the events leading up to the creation of the modern state of Israel. Chapters include the Birth of Zionism, The Balfour Declaration, The Vote for Partition, The End of the Mandate and The New Nation. Side bars with added information, maps, illustrations, a timeline, glossary and list of further reading make this an accessible history for upper elementary students. [Grade Level: 4 - 7]