Bridging a Cultural Divide with Literature about Arabs and Arab Americans

Contributed By: Elisheva Cohen
Language of Presentation: English
Media Format: Downloadable File
School Level: Middle/High School
Institution/Provider: Middle School Journal
Author: Tami Craft Al-Hazza and Katherine T. Bucher
Condition of Use: All Rights Reserved

This article makes the case for including multicultural literature featuring Arabs and Arab Americans in the classroom. The authors argue that adolescents benefit from seeing themselves represented in literature and that reading books whose protagonists are of Arab heritage can help break down barriers, misconceptions and stereotypes. The article concludes with recommendations of books that are appropriate for the middle school classroom. >

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  1. This source has been selected to help the teacher in bridging the gap between the new generation of Arabs of the diaspora and their ancestors and their culture.

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