By Rhonda Roumani Growing up, I never saw myself in the books that I read. But as an Arab American, I was okay with that. That’s because, from a very young age, I was painfully aware that in the news and in movies, my people were the enemy. Arabs were sword-wielding, bomb-making terrorists. Or … [Read more...] about Where Are the Arab Authors in Kidlit?
By Alaina Leary Today we’re pleased to welcome Hannah Moushabeck, Marketing Manager at Quarto, to the WNDB blog to discuss her career and working in children's book marketing. Tell us a little bit about what you do as Marketing Manager at Quarto. I know the question about a "typical day" is … [Read more...] about Q&A With Hannah Moushabeck, Children’s Marketing Manager
In April 2020, WNDB posted a booklist in celebration of Arab-American Heritage Month that included titles written by non-Arab authors. This was an egregious error on our part and we apologize. We are taking steps to make amends, including uplifting an array of Arab American children's literature … [Read more...] about 5 Arab American Kidlit Authors on the Diversity of Arab America