Palestinian/Palestinian American

19 Varieties of Gazelle

by Namoi Shihab Nye

Age 12 or older

Themes: Anthology, Family Relationship: Grandparents, Family Relationship: Parents, Religious Background: Jewish, Religious Background: Muslim

A Little Piece of Ground

by Elizabeth Laird

Age 09 or older

Themes: Loss of Childhood, Refugee: War/Conflict, Sports

Baba, What Does My Name Mean? A Journey to Palestine

by Rifk Ebeid

Age 05 or older

Themes: Cultural Empowerment, Cultural Empowerment & Joy: Identity, Names & Pronunciations, Own Voices/Lived Experience

Baddawi

by Leila Abdelrazaq

Age 12 or older

Themes: Discrimination: Cultural, Family Relationship: Parents, Graphic Novel, Refugee: War/Conflict, Religious Background: Muslim, Trauma & Healing: Intergenerational

Balcony on the Moon: Coming of Age in Palestine

by Ibtisam Barakat

Age 12 or older

Themes: Education & Literacy, Family Relationship: Parents, Own Voices/Lived Experience

Does My Head Look Big In This?

by Randa Abdel-Fattah

Age 12 or older

Themes: Discrimination: Cultural, Discrimination: Religious, Generation: 1st, Generational Differences: Gender Roles, Immigrant: Economic, Multiracial Identity, Religious Background: Muslim

Don’t Read the Comments

by Eric Smith

Age 14 or older

Themes: Activism, Allyship, Audiobook, Coming of Age, Cross-Group Friendship, Discrimination: Gender and Sexual, Discrimination: Racial, Engagement Tool: Video

Eleven Words for Love: A Journey Through Arabic Expressions of Love

by Randa Abdel-fattah

Age 04 or older

Themes: Cultural Empowerment & Joy: Celebrations & Traditions, Cultural Empowerment & Joy: Family, Cultural Empowerment & Joy: Identity, Cultural Empowerment & Joy: Storytelling, Family Relationship: Parents, Family Separation: On Journey, Own Voices/Lived Experience, Refugee Journey, Refugee: War/Conflict, Starred Review

Farah Rocks Fifth Grade (Farah Series #1)

by Susan Muaddi Darraj

Age 08 or older

Themes: Cross-Group Friendship, Family Relationship: Siblings

Farah Rocks Fifth Grade (Farah Series #1) (Wonderbook Edition)

by Susan Muaddi Darraj

Age 08 or older

Themes: Audiobook, Cross-Group Friendship, Family Relationship: Siblings, Wonderbook

Farah Rocks Florida (Farah Series #4)

by Susan Muaddi Darraj

Age 08 or older

Themes: Cross-Group Friendship, Family Relationship: Grandparents, Generation: 1st, Generational Differences

Farah Rocks Florida (Farah Series #4) (Wonderbook Edition)

by Susan Muaddi Darraj

Age 08 or older

Themes: Audiobook, Cross-Group Friendship, Family Relationship: Grandparents, Generation: 1st, Generational Differences, Wonderbook

Farah Rocks New Beginnings (Farah Series #3)

by Susan Muaddi Darraj

Age 08 or older

Themes: Cross-Group Friendship, Family Relationship: Parents, Generation: 1st, The Arts

Farah Rocks New Beginnings (Farah Series #3) (Wonderbook Edition)

by Susan Muaddi Darraj

Age 08 or older

Themes: Cross-Group Friendship, Family Relationship: Parents, Generation: 1st, The Arts

Farah Rocks Summer Break (Farah Series #2)

by Susan Muaddi Darraj

Age 08 or older

Themes: Cross-Group Friendship, Family Relationship: Parents, Generation: 1st

Farah Rocks Summer Break (Farah Series #2) (Wonderbook Edition)

by Susan Muaddi Darraj

Age 08 or older

Themes: Audiobook, Cross-Group Friendship, Family Relationship: Parents, Generation: 1st, Wonderbook

Finding Melody Sullivan

by Alice Rothchild

Age 15 or older

Themes: Coming of Age, Cross-Group Dating, Cross-Group Friendship, Cultural Empowerment & Joy: Identity, Family Relationship: Parents, Generation: 1st, Mental Health, Religious Background: Jewish, Trauma & Healing: Death of Family or Friend, Trauma & Healing: Sexual Assault, Trauma & Recovery: Substance Use, Unaccompanied Minors, Visiting Home Country

Habibi

by Naomi Shihab Nye

Age 12 or older

Themes: Audiobook, Award Winner, Coming of Age, Cross-Group Friendship, Cultural Empowerment & Joy: Celebrations & Traditions, Cultural Empowerment & Joy: Family, Cultural Empowerment & Joy: Food, Cultural Empowerment & Joy: Identity, Discrimination: Cultural, Engagement Tool: Video, Family Relationship: Grandparents, Family Relationship: Parents, Family Separation: Different Immigration Status, Generational Differences: Gender Roles, Generational Differences: Language, Immigrant: Education, Welcoming by Individual

Homeland: My Father Dreams of Palestine

by Hannah Moushabeck

Age 05 or older

Themes: Cultural Empowerment, Cultural Empowerment & Joy: Family, Cultural Empowerment & Joy: Identity, Cultural Empowerment & Joy: Storytelling, Family Relationship: Parents, Generation: 2nd, Genre: Biography, Own Voices/Lived Experience

Ida in the Middle

by Nora Lester Murad

Age 12 or older

Themes: Coming of Age, Discrimination: Racial, Engagement Tool: Video, Family Relationship: Parents, Family Relationship: Siblings, Generation: 1st, Genre: Fantasy & Folklore, Multilingual Character, Own Voices/Lived Experience

Imagine a Garden: Stories of Courage Changing the World

by Rina Singh

Age 08 or older

Themes: Activism, Allyship, Canadian Connection, Celebrations, Community Action, Cultural Empowerment, Recommended: Community Rallying Against Hate, Welcoming by Individual

Mama in Congress: Rashida Tlaib’s Journey to Washington

by Rashida Tlaib

Age 4 or older

Themes: Activism, Community Action, Generation: 1st, Own Voices/Lived Experience, Religious Background: Muslim

Salim’s Soccer Ball

by Tala Fahmawi

Age 04 or older

Themes: Cultural Empowerment, Cultural Empowerment & Joy: Identity, Own Voices/Lived Experience, Refugee: War/Conflict, Religious Background: Muslim, Sports, Welcoming by Community

Sitti’s Bird: A Gaza Story

by Malak Mattar

Age 04 or older

Themes: Family Relationship: Parents, Own Voices/Lived Experience, Refugee: War/Conflict, The Arts

Sitti’s Secret

by Naomi Shihab Nye

Age 05 or older

Themes: Cultural Empowerment & Joy: Family, Cultural Empowerment & Joy: Food, Engagement Tool: Video, Family Relationship: Grandparents, Family Separation: Different Immigration Status, Generation: 1st, Generational Differences: Language, Immigrant: Education, Visiting Home Country

Tasting the Sky: A Palestinian Childhood

by Ibtisam Barakat

Age 11 or older

Themes: Award Winner, Cultural Empowerment & Joy: Storytelling, Loss of Childhood, Own Voices/Lived Experience, Refugee: War/Conflict, The Arts

The Flag of Childhood: Poems From the Middle East

by Naomi Shihab Nye (Selected by)

Age 08 or older

Themes: Anthology, Cultural Empowerment & Joy: Storytelling, Discrimination: Racial, Genre: Poetry

The Girl Who Stitched the Stars

by Shereen Malherbe

Age 04 or older

Themes: Cultural Empowerment & Joy: Identity, Own Voices/Lived Experience, Refugee: War/Conflict, Religious Background: Muslim

The Lemon Tree (Young Readers’ Edition): An Arab, A Jew, and the Heart of the Middle East

by Sandy Tolan

Age 09 or older

Themes: Cross-Group Friendship, Cultural Empowerment & Joy: Family, Religious Background: Jewish, Religious Background: Muslim, Welcoming by Individual

The Story of Hurry

by Emma Williams

Age 03 or older

Themes: Animals, Genre: Historical, Refugee: War/Conflict, Religious Background: Muslim

These Olive Trees

by Aya Ghanameh

Age 03 or older

Themes: Own Voices/Lived Experience, Refugee Camp, Refugee Journey, Refugee: War/Conflict

This Is Why They Hate Us

by Aaron H. Aceves

Age 14 or older

Themes: Audiobook, Coming of Age, Cross-Group Dating, Generation: 2nd, LGBTQIA+, Own Voices/Lived Experience