Arab Arab All Year Long! (Hardcover)
Wrapping grape leaves, playing doumbek, drawing henna tattoos,
we’re Arab, Arab, Arab, the whole year through!
Yallah! From January to December, join some busy kids as they partake in traditions old and new. There’s so much to do, whether it’s learning to write Arabic or looking at hijab fashion sites while planning costumes for a local comic convention. With details as vivid as the scent of jasmine and honeysuckle perfume (made to remind Mom of Morocco), children bond with friends, honor tradition, and spend loving time with family. Accompanied by buoyant and charming illustrations, this portrait of Arab life and childhood zeal is sure to bring joy all year round. Back matter includes an extensive glossary and notes to enrich the experience for readers of any culture.
Sawsan Chalabi is an award-winning artist and designer. She is the illustrator of H Is for Haiku, written by Sydell Rosenberg. Born in Lebanon, Sawsan Chalabi now lives in the Washington, DC, area.
—School Library Journal (starred review)
Camper offers 12 charming glimpses into the experience of being Arab in the diaspora, organized across the months of the year and accompanied by heartwarming, loose-lined digital illustrations.
A detailed patchwork of representative food, clothing, music, celebration, art, and history, the sum of which gives a joyfully round impression of the richness and diversity found within Arab culture. . . . A lovely tribute to an underrepresented ethnic group.