"Watermelons, Walnuts, and the Wisdom of Allah"--Middle Eastern Children's Books
Laura Bush: Education, Arts, Letters and Ideas
Skill: Elementary School
Time Required: One to two weeks
Mrs. Laura Bush was a librarian and continues to be a strong advocate for providing books to young students that will expand their understanding of the world around them. In the years since September 11, it seems especially important that we get an accurate picture of the worlds of Islam and the Middle East. One way to do that is to give our children access to books that will open these cultures to our children.
Some Islamic and Middle Eastern Books Listed by Age Level
Children’s Books with Muslim and Related Cultural Themes
Islamic Traditions and Muslim Cultures
Timeless Tales and Fables of Old
This lesson was developed by Marian Maxfield, Kent State University.