This paper seeks to increase opportunities for literature featuring Arabs, Arab Americans, and people of Islamic faith to serve as mirrors, windows, and sliding glass doors for readers. To encourage increased use of books featuring these perspectives, I will lay out my theoretical rationale and highlight some informative professional resources, including Al-Hazzá and Bucher’s (2008a) invaluable Books About the Middle East: Selecting and Using Them With Children and Adolescents. I will close by sharing some of my personal favorites among newer children's literature publications.
|Journal of Children’s Literature
|Published - Nov 2 2014