Arab Youth through Arab Culture

Cultural Resources for and about Arab Youth

Cathy Camper

Art 

Blair, Elizabeth. “For Arab Artists With Something To Say, This Sheikh Is A Loudspeaker.” NPR. September 23, 2015. http://www.npr.org/2015/09/18/440850284/for-arab-artists-with-something-to-say-thissheikh-is-a-loudspeakerhttp://apps.npr.org/lookatthis/posts/al-qassemi/ 

“They Call Him the “Banksy of Beirut.” November 2015. https://www.Youtube.com/watch?v=W3bhAlQvb-o 

Books

Abdel-fattah, Randa. Does My Head Look Big in This? Scholastic, 2008. 368p. $8.99 Trade pb. 978-0-439-92233-3. VOYA October 2007. 4Q 4P J S

_____. Where the Streets Had a Name. Scholastic, 2010. 320p. $17.99. 978-0-545-17292-9.

Dilara Hafiz, Imran Hafiz, and Yasmine Hafiz. American Muslim Teenager’s Handbook. Atheneum, 2009. 192p. $13.99 Trade pb. 978-1-4169-8578-5.

Hammad, Suheir. Born Palestinian, Born Black & The Gaza Suite. UpSet, 2010. Harlem River, 1996. 96p. $15.95 Trade pb. 978-0-9760142-2-5.

_____. Breaking Poems. Cypher, 2008. 62p. $12. Trade pb. 978-0-9819131-2-4.

_____. ZaatarDiva. Cypher, 2008. 102p. $13.95 Trade pb. 978-0-9819131-0-0.

_____. Drops of This Story. Writers and Readers, 1996. 94p. $40. 978-0- 86316-243-5.

_____. The Arab World Thought of It. Annick, 2013. 48p. $21.95. 978-1- 55451-477-9.

National Geographic. 1001 Inventions and Awesome Facts from Muslim Civilization: National Geographic Kids. National Geographic, 2012. 96p. $14.95. 978-1-4263-1258-8.

Comics and Graphic Novels

Abdelrazaq, Leila. Baddawi. Just World, 2015. 128p. $29.99. 978-1-935982-49-4. $20. Trade pb. 978-1-935982-40-1.

Abirached, Zeina. A Game for Swallows: To Die, To Leave, To Return. Graphic Universe/Lerner, 2012. 192p. $9.95 Trade pb. 978-1-57505-941-9. VOYA December 2012. 3Q 3P S

_____. I Remember Beirut. Lerner, 2014. 96p. $9.99 Trade pb. 978-1-4677-4458-4.

Dabaie, Marguerite. The Hookah Girl and Other True Stories. Self-published, 2007. 38p. $6. Trade pb. http://hookah-girl.margoyle.net/

Naji al-Al. “Through the Eyes of a Palestinian Refugee.” Handala.org. http://www.handala.org/cartoons/

Fashion

Alangoo. http://www.alangoo.com 

Amara Halal Cosmetics. http://amaracosmetics.com/

Hijab Fashion. http://hijab-fashion.tumblr.com/

Huda Kattan. http://hudabeauty.com/

Films

5 Broken Cameras. DVD. Color. 90 min. Kino Lorber, 2013. $29.95. Not rated.

Amreeka. Online. Color. 1 hr. 37 min. Amazon Video, 2009. $2.99. Rated PG-13.

Detroit Unleaded. DVD. Color. 1 hr. 33 min. Produced by Gas Afterhours, 2012. $13.49. https://www.detroitunleaded.com/

Pirates of Sale. Online. Color. 1 hr. 30 min. Redbird Media, 2011. https://vimeo.com/14605026 Wadjda. Online. Color. 1 hr. 38 min. Directed and written by Haifaa Al-Mansour. 2012. Rated PG. http://www.sonyclassics.com/wadjda/

Humor

FouseyTUBE. https://www.Youtube.com/user/fouseyTUBE

Wardi Alaa. No Woman, No Drive. October 26, 2013. https://www.Youtube.com/watch?v=aZMbTFNp4wI 

Maz Jobrani: A Saudi, an Indian and an Iranian walk into a Qatari bar . . . TED. December 12, 2012. https://www.Youtube.com/watch?v=9kxL9Cf46VM 

Links

Arab American National Museum. “Arab American Book Award.” http://www.arabamericanmuseum.org/bookaward 

Mizna. http://www.mizna.org/

Mizna Pages. Study Guides on Google Drive. https://drive.google.com/a/multco.us/folderview?id=0B5OS62Ra8Z_GdlNDZnBZQmY4WTg&usp=drive_web# 

Music

Arab Hip Hop. http://arabsinamerica.unc.edu/arts-music/hip-hop/ 

ArabXpressions 2012: Dabke Flash Mob. March 24, 2012. https://www.Youtube.com/wa tch?v=EdFopi6VwpU 

Arabsounds. Arab Top 10. http://www.arabsounds.net/2015/11/30/arab-top-10-week-49-2015/ 

“Faarrow: Why This Somali Sister Act Should Be on Your Next Spotify Playlist.” CNN: African Voices.  http://www.cnn.com/2015/04/15/africa/faarrow-music-somali-singers/ 

Mashrou’ Leila. http://www.mashrouleila.com/

“The Narcicyst Featuring Shadia Mansour “Hamdulillah” Official Music Video.” September 14, 2010. https://www.Youtube.com/watch?v=0ISHZQJdeSw 

Omar Offendum. March 19, 2012. https://www.Youtube.com/watch?v=TXjEWrhkb6ghttp://www.offendum.com/ 

Sabreena da Witch: Witche’s Intifada. June 10, 2008. https://www.Youtube.com/watch?v=5mGQmS4jtDk

Shadia Mansour Ft M1 (Dead Prez)-Al Kufiyyeh 3arabeyyeh. September 1, 2011. https://www.Youtube.com/watch?v=21OXQ4m1-Bo

Shant. “An Interview with MC Tru Bloo.” Bekhsoos.com. April 19, 2010. http://www.bekhsoos.com/2010/04/an-interview-with-mc-tru-bloo/

Yasmine Hamdan-Hal. October 20, 2014. https://www.Youtube.com/watch?v=XDepIDGKC2U

credit Jayson Colomby

 

Cathy Camper is a Lebanese American librarian and author of Lowriders in Space (Chronicle, 2014), Lowriders to the Center of the Earth (Chronicle, 2016), and Bugs Before Time: Prehistoric Insects and their Relatives (Simon & Schuster, 2002). She has a forthcoming picture book about an Arab-American girl and her grandmother called Ten Ways to Hear Snow. She currently works at Multnomah County Library School Corps, in Portland, Oregon, doing outreach to schools grades K-12.

 

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