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?
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