New Library Additions

Collectible Eastern Arabian Seashells
By Donald T. Bosch M.D.
This book contains in English and Arabic the names and descriptions of various sea shells from the Gulf State region. It also comes with a box of the seashells which contains each shell discussed in the book.
Reading Level: Grades 9-12

People of the Book
By Geraldine Brooks
A rare-book expert, is offered a job to analyze and preserve the famed Sarajevo Haggadah, which had been rescued from Serb shelling during the Bosnian war. When the expert, Hanna, discovers a series of tiny artifacts in its ancient binding—an insect wing fragment, wine stains, salt crystals, a white hair—she begins to unlock the book’s mysteries. The reader is ushered into an exquisitely detailed and atmospheric past, tracing the book’s journey from its salvation back to its creation. Inspired by a true story.
Reading level: Grades 9-12

Iran: Opposing Viewpoints
Edited by Laura K. Egendorf.
A collection of articles offering many different perspectives on modern Iran. The book addresses such issues as whether Iran is a threat to global security, how the U.S. should respond to Iran, and the status of human rights. This book is wonderful to show students different sides of the same issue.
Reading Level: Grades 9-12

Children of War: Voices of Iraqi Refugees
By Deborah Ellis
This book provides an oppurtunity for students to read interviews with Iraqi refugee children and see how the war has affected their lives.
Reading Level: Grades 6-12

Besa: Muslims Who Saved Jews in World War II
By Norman H. Gershman
Real life accounts of Muslims who intervened during World War II in order to save the lives of Jews. This book contains photos of each individual interviewed and their word for word account of what happened.
Reading Level: Grades 9-12

Count Your Way Through Iran
By Jim Haskins and Kathleen Benson
Illustrated by Farida Zaman
A beautifully illustrated counting book to help children learn numers in Persian.
Reading Level: Grades 1-3

The Rich Man and the Parrot
Retold By Suzan Nadimi
Illustrated by Ande Cook
A folktale once told by the famous thirteenth-century poet Rumi is retold again in this attractive picture book. A story about a man and his parrot who longs to be free.
Reading Level: Grades K-3

The Ottomans: Empire of Faith
By Dr. David Nicolle
A comprhensive history of the Ottoman empire with maps and illustrations.
Reading Level: Grades 9-12

One City, Two Brothers
By Chris Smith
Illustarted by Aurelia Fronty
A tale of two brothers whose secret sharing of grain with one another results in a mystery. A good story to illustrate caring.
Reading Level: K-3

Islamic Design: A Genius for Geometry
By Daud Sutton
Focusing on Islamic geometric patterns, simple and complex, man-made and in nature, this book offers unique insight into Islamic culture.
Reading Level: 5-12

Seven Wonders of the Ancient Middle East
By Michael Woods and Mary B. Woods
A nicely illustrated book about the ancient Middle East. It provides history of the societies of the time.
Reading Level: Grades 4-7

The Tomb of King Tutankhamen: Unearthing Ancient Worlds
By Michael Woods and Mary B. Woods
Nicely illustrated and contains great photographs, this book gives a lot of history about King Tutankhamen as well as ancient Egypt in general.
Reading Level: Grades 4-7

Medieval Cuisine of the Islamic World
By Lilia Zaouali
This book gives a culinary history of the Islamic world and provides recipes.
Reading Level: Grades 9-12

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