Middle East Bibliography

Regional Middle East

Abodaher, David. Youth in the Middle East: Voices of Despair. Franklin Watts, New York, 1990.

Ganeri, Anita. Growing Up: From Child to Adult. Peter Bedrick Books, New York, 1998. (Introduces the rites and rituals surrounding the passage from child to adult in six major religions: Hinduism, Buddhism, Sikhism, Judaism, Christianity, and Islam).

Harik, Ramsay and Elsa Marston. Women in the Middle East: Tradition and Change. Franklin Watts, New York, 1996. 

Reid, Struan. The Silk and Spice Routes: Cultures and Civilizations. UNESCO Publishing, New York, 1994.

Reid, Struan. The Silk and Spice Routes: Exploration by Sea. UNESCO Publishing, New York, 1993. 

Reid, Struan. The Silk and Spice Routes: Inventions and Trade. UNESCO Publishing, New York, 1994.

Rumford, James. Traveling Man: The Journey of Ibn Battuta, 1325-1354. Houghton Mifflin Company, Boston, 2001.

Waldman, Neil. The Golden City: Jerusalem s 3,000 Years. Boyds Mills Press, Honesdale, PA, 1995.

Stories and Poems of the Middle East

Babloyan, R. and M. Shumskaya. Folk Tales From the Soviet Union. Raduga Publishers, Moscow, 1987. (Armenian and Azerbaijan Folktales).

Ben-Ezer, Ehud.  Hosni the Dreamer. Ehud. Farrar Straus Giroux, New York, 1997.

Khan, Rukhsana. Muslim Child: Understanding Islam Through Stories and Poems. Illustrated by Patty Gallinger. Albert Whitman and Company, Morton Grove, Illinois, 1999.

Kherdian, David. The Rose's Smile: Farizad of the Arabian Nights. Henry Holt and Company, New York, 1997.

Nye, Naomi Shihab.  19 Varieties of Gazelle: Poems of the Middle East. Greenwillow Books, New York, 2000. 

Nye, Naomi Shihab. The Flag of Childhood: Poems from the Middle East. Aladdin Books, New York, 1998.

Nye, Naomi Shihab. The Space Between Our Footsteps: Poems and Paintings from the Middle East. Simon and Schuster Books for Young Readers, New York, 1998.

Oppenheim, Shulamith Levey.  The Hundredth Name. Boyd Mills Press, Honesdale, PA, 1995.

Philip, Neil. The Arabian Nights. Orchard Books, New York, 1994.

Shah, Idries. The Exploits of the Incomparable Mulla Nasrudin. The Octagon Press, London, 1983.

Shah, Idries. The Lion Who Saw Himself in the Water (a Sufi tale). Hoopoe Books, Boston, 1998.

Christian Populations in the Middle East

Bagdasarian, Adam. Forgotten Fire. D.K. Publishing Inc., New York, 2000.

Halo, Thea. Not Even My Name. Picador, New York, 2000.

Kherdian, David. The Road from Home: The Story of an Armenian Girl. Greenwillow Books, New York, 1979.

Waldman, Neil. The Golden City: Jerusalem's 3,000 Years. Boyds Mills Press, Honesdale, PA, 1995.

Islam

Ghazi, Suhaib Hamid. Ramadan. Illustrated by Omar Rayyan. Holiday House, 1996.

Hoyt-Goldsmith, Diane. Celebrating Ramadan. Photographs by Lawrence Migdale. Holiday House Books, New York, 2001.

Islam, Yusuf. A is For Allah. Mountain of Light, London, 1999.

Khan, Rukhsana. Muslim Child: Understanding Islam Through Stories and Poems. Illustrated by Patty Gallinger. Albert Whitman and Company, Morton Grove, Illinois, 1999. 

Qazi, Mahmoud Ahmad. Short Surahs: a Textbook for Elementary Level Quranic Studies. Library of Islam, Chicago, 1994.

Rumford, James. Traveling Man: The Journey of Ibn Battuta, 1325-1354. Houghton Mifflin Company, Boston, 2001.

Winchester, Faith.  Muslim Holidays. Bridgestone Books, Mankato, MN, 1996. 

War and Conflict in the Middle East

Aburish, Said. Children of Bethany: The Story of a Palestinian Family. Bloomsbury, New York, 1988. 

Ashabranner, Brent. Gavriel and Jemal: Two Boys of Jerusalem. Photographs by Paul Conklin. Dodd, Mead and Company, New York, 1984.

Bagdasarian, Adam. Forgotten Fire. D.K. Publishing Inc., New York, 2000.

Bodnarchuk, Karl. Kurdistan: Region Under Seige. Lerner Publications, Minneapolis, MN.

Carey, Roane and Jonathan Shainin. The Other Israel: Voices of Refusal and Dissent. The New Press, New York, 2002.

Chacour, Elias. We Belong to the Land: The Story of a Palestinian Israeli who Lives for Peace andReconciliation. Harper, San Francisco, 1990.

Da Costa, Deborah. Snow in Jerusalem. Illustrated by Cornelius Van Wright and Ying-Hwa Hu. Albert Whitman and Company, Morton Grove, IL, 2001.

Ferrara, Peter. East vs. West in the Middle East. Franklin Watts, New York, 1983.

King, John. Conflict in the Middle East. New Discovery Books, New York, 1993.

Mannetti, Lisa. Iran and Iraq: Nations at War. An Impact Book, New York, 1986.

Morris, Ann. When Will the Fighting Stop? A Child s View of Jerusalem. Atheneum, New York, 1990.

Regan, Geoffrey. Israel and the Arabs. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, U.K.,

Waldman, Neil. The Golden City: Jerusalem's 3,000 Years. Boyds Mills Press, Honesdale, PA, 1995.

Afghanistan

Ansary, Mir Tamim. Afghanistan: Fighting For Freedom. Dillon Press, New York, 1991.

Banting, Erinn. Afghanistan: The People (A Bobbie Kalman Book: The Lands, Peoples, and Culture Series). Crabtree Publishing Company, New York, 2003.

Herda, D.J. The Afghan Rebels: The War In Afghanistan. Franklin Watts, New York, 1990.

McKay, Lawrence, Jr. Caravan. Illustrated by Darryl Ligasan. Lee Low and Shepard Books, New York, 1995.

Shah, Idries. The Silly Chicken. Illustrated by Jeff Jackson. Hoopoe Books, Cambridge, MA, 2000.

Staples, Suzanne Fisher. Under the Persimmon Tree. Frances Foster Books, New York, 2005.

Arabian People

Ben-Ezer, Ehud.  Hosni the Dreamer. Ehud. Farrar Straus Giroux, New York, 1997.

Haskins, Jim. Count Your Way Through the Arab World. Illustrated by Dana Gustafson.

Kherdian, David. The Rose's Smile: Farizad of the Arabian Nights. Illustrated by Stefano Vitale. Henry Holt and Company, New York, 1991.

Philip, Neil. The Arabian Nights. Illustrated by Sheila Moxley. Orchard Books, New York, 1994.

Armenian People and Culture

Babloyan, R. and M. Shumskaya. Folk Tales From the Soviet Union. Raduga Publishers, Moscow, 1987. (Armenian and Azerbaijan Folktales).

Bagdasarian, Adam. Forgotten Fire. D.K. Publishing Inc., New York, 2000.

Greenberg, Keith Elliot. An Armenian Family. Lerner Publications, Minneapolis, MN, 1997. 

Kherdian, David. Asking the River. Illustrated by Nonny Hogrogian. Orchard Books, New York, 1993.

Kherdian, David. The Road from Home: The Story of an Armenian Girl. Greenwillow Books, New York, 1979.

San Souci, Robert. A Weave of Words. Illustrated by Raul Colon. Orchard Books, New York, 1998.

Egypt

Aliki. Mummies Made in Egypt. Harper & Row, Publishers,  New York, 1979.

Bower, Tamara. The Shipwrecked Sailor: An Egyptian Tale with Hieroglyphs. Atheneum Books for Young Readers, New York, 2000.

Frank, John. The Tombs of the Boy King.  Illustrated by Tom Pohrt. Farrar Straus Giroux, New York, 2001.

Gray, Nigel. A Balloon for Grandad. Illustrated by Jane Ray. Orchard Books, New York, 1988.

Greger, Shana. Cry of the Benu Bird: An Egyptian Creation Story. Houghton Mifflin Company, Boston,1996.

Heide, Florence Perry and Judith Heide Gilliland. The Day of Ahmed's Secret. Illustrated by Ted Lewin. Mulberry Books, New York, 1995.

James, John and Louise. How we know About the Egyptians. Peter Bedrick Books, New York, 1997.

Knight, Joan. Journey to Egypt:A UNICEF Pop-Up Book. Illustrated by Piero Ventura.  Intervisual Communication, Inc., New York, 1986.

Matze, Claire Sidhom. The Stars in My Geddoh's Sky. Illustrated by Bill Farnsworth. Albert Whitman and Company, Morton Grove, IL, 1999.

Oppenheim, Shulamith Levey. The Hundredth Name. Illustrated by Michael Hays. Boyds Mills Press, Honesdale, PA, 1995.

Parker, Lewis. Dropping in On Egypt. Rourke Book Company, Vero Beach, FL, 1994.

Pitkanen, Matti. The Children of Egypt. Carolrhoda Books, Inc., Minneapolis, MN, 1991.

Sabuda, Robert. Tutankhamen's Gift. Atheneum Books for Young Readers, New York, 1994

Shah, Idries. Neem The Half-Boy. Illustrated by Midori Mori and Robert Revels. Hoopoe Books, Boston. 1997.

Streissguth, Tom. A Ticket  to Egypt. Carolrhoda Books, Inc., Minneapolis, MN, 1999.

 Streissguth, Tom. Egypt. Carolrhoda Books, Inc., Minneapolis, MN, 1999. 

Unstead, R.J. See Inside Egyptian Town. Warwick Press, New York, 1986.

Wilson, Susan. Countries of the World: Egypt. Gareth Stevens Publishing, Milwaukee, 1998.

Iran

Bahar, Mehrdad. Bastoor: A Persian Folk Story. Illustrated by Nikzad Nojoomi. Carolrhoda Books, Minneapolis, MN, 1972. 

Climo, Shirley. The Persian Cinderella. Illustrated by Robert Florczak. Harper Collins Publishers, 1999.

Evans, Katherine. A Bundle of Sticks. Albert Whitman and Company, Chicago, 1971. 

Gilmore, Kate. Remembrance of the Sun. Houghton Mifflin Company, Boston, 1986.

Hautzig, Deborah. Aladdin and the Magic Lamp. Illustrated by Kathy Mitchell. Random House, New York, 1993. 

Laird, Elizabeth. Kiss the Dust. Dutton Children s Books, New York, 1991.

Mannetti, Lisa. Iran and Iraq: Nations at War. An Impact Book, New York, 1986. 

Satrapi, Marjane. Persepolis: The Story of a Childhood. Pantheon, New York, 2003.

Shepard, Aaron. Forty Fortunes: A Tale of Iran. Illustrated by Alisher Dianov. Clarion Books, New York, 1999. 

Iraq 

Gish, Peggy Faw. Iraq: A Journey of Hope and Peace.  Herald Press, PA, 2004.

Mannetti, Lisa. Iran and Iraq: Nations at War. An Impact Book, New York, 1986.

Morizumi, Takashi. Children of the Gulf War: A Different Nuclear War. Global Association for Banning Depleted Uranium Weapons, 2002. 

Israel 

Ashabranner, Brent. Gavriel and Jemal: Two Boys of Jerusalem. Photographs by Paul Conklin. Dodd, Mead and Company, New York, 1984.

Bailey, Donna. Israel: Where We Live. Steck-Vaughn Library, New York, 1990. 

Carey, Roane and Jonathan Shainin. The Other Israel: Voices of Refusal and Dissent. The New Press, New York, 2002.

Chacour, Elias. We Belong to the Land: The Story of a Palestinian Israeli who Lives for Peace andReconciliation. Harper, San Francisco, 1990. 

Da Costa, Deborah. Snow in Jerusalem. Illustrated by Cornelius Van Wright and Ying-Hwa Hu. Albert Whitman and Company, Morton Grove, IL, 2001.

Finkelstein, Norman. Theodor Herzl: Architect of a Nation. Lerner Publications, Minneapolis, MN, 1991. 

Foy, Don. Festivals of the World: Israel. Gareth Stevens Publishing, Milwaukee, WI, 1997.

Haskins, Jim. Count Your Way Through Israel. Illustrated by Rick Hanson. Carolrhoda Books, Minneapolis, MN, 1990. 

Israel Information Center. A Letter From Israel. Jerusalem 1992.

King, David. Dropping in on Israel. Rourke Book Company, Inc., Vero Beach, FL, 1995. 

Landau, Elaine. A True Book: Israel. Children's Press, New York, 1999.

Regan, Geoffrey. Israel and the Arabs. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, U.K., 1984. 

Silverman, Maida. Israel: The Founding of a Modern Nation. Illustrated by Susan Avishai. Dial Books for Young Readers, New York, 1998.

Waldman, Neil. The Golden City: Jerusalem's 3,000 Years. Boyds Mills Press, Honesdale, PA, 1995. 

Jewish Experience in the main bibliography menu.

Kurdistan

Bodnarchuk, Karl. Kurdistan: Region Under Seige. Lerner Publications, Minneapolis, MN.

Lebanon

Stewart, Gail. Lebanon. Crestwood House, New York, 1990.

Libya 

Gottfried, Ted. Libya: Desert Land in Conflict. Millbrook Press, Brookfield, CT, 1994.

Palestine 

Aburish, Said. Children of Bethany: The Story of a Palestinian Family. Bloomsbury, New York, 1988.

Ashabranner, Brent. Gavriel and Jemal: Two Boys of Jerusalem. Photographs by Paul Conklin. Dodd, Mead and Company, New York, 1984. 

Chacour, Elias. We Belong to the Land: The Story of a Palestinian Israeli who Lives for Peace andReconciliation. Harper, San Francisco, 1990.

Clinton, Cathryn. A Stone in My  Hand. Candlewick Press, Cambridge, MA, 2002. 

Da Costa, Deborah. Snow in Jerusalem. Illustrated by Cornelius Van Wright and Ying-Hwa Hu. Albert Whitman and Company, Morton Grove, IL, 2001.

McDowell, David. The Palestinians. The Gloucester Press Book, New York, 1986. 

Nye, Naomi Shihab. Habibi. Simon Pulse, New York, 1997.

Waldman, Neil. The Golden City: Jerusalem's 3,000 Years. Boyds Mills Press, Honesdale, PA, 1995.

Palestine and Israel

Ashabranner, Brent. Gavriel and Jemal: Two Boys of Jerusalem. Photographs by Paul Conklin. Dodd, Mead and Company, New York, 1984. 

Barakat, Ibtisam.  Tasting the Sky. Melanie Kroupa Books, New York, 2007.

Carey, Roane and Jonathan Shainin. The Other Israel: Voices of Refusal and Dissent. The New Press, New York, 2002.

Clinton, Cathryn. A Stone in My  Hand. Candlewick Press, Cambridge, MA, 2002. 

Da Costa, Deborah. Snow in Jerusalem. Illustrated by Cornelius Van Wright and Ying-Hwa Hu. Albert Whitman and Company, Morton Grove, IL, 2001.

Gish, Arthur G. Hebron Journal: Stories of Nonviolent Peacemaking. Herald Press, PA, 2001.

Holliday, Laurel. Children of Israel, Children of Palestine: Our Own True Stories. Washington Square Press, New York, 1998. 

Laird, Elizabeth.  A Little Piece of Ground.  Haymarket Books, Chicago, IL., 2003.

MacDonald, Margaret Read. Tunjur! Tunjur! Tunjur!  Marshall Cavendish Children, Tarrytown, New York, 2006.

Morris, Ann. When Will the Fighting Stop? A Child's View of Jerusalem. Atheneum, New York, 1990.

Nye, Naomi Shihab. Sitti's Secrets. Illustrated by Nancy Carpenter. Four Winds Press, New York, 1994. 

Waldman, Neil. The Golden City: Jerusalem's 3,000 Years. Boyds Mills Press, Honesdale, PA, 1995.

Weaver, Sonia K. What is Palestine/Israel? Mennonite Central Committee, Akron, PA, 2004.

Qatar

Augustin, Byron and Rebecca Augustin. Qatar: Enchantment of the World. Children's Press, New York, 1997.

Saudi Arabia

Fazio, Wende. Saudi Arabia. Children's Press, New York, 1999.

Syria 

Lerner Publications Geography Department. Syria . . .in Pictures. Lerner Publications Company, Minneapolis, MN, 1990.

Turkey 

Bagdasarian, Adam. Forgotten Fire. D.K. Publishing Inc., New York, 2000.

Baralt, Luis. Enchantment of the World: Turkey. Children's Press, New York, 1997. 

Bator, Robert. Daily Life in Ancient and Modern Istanbul (Cities Through Time). Illustrated by Chris Rothero. Runestone Press, Minneapolis, MN, 2000.

Dalokay, Vedat. Sister Shako and Kolo the Goat: Memories of My Childhood in Turkey. Translated by Guner Ener. Lothrop, Lee and Shepard Books, New York, 1994. 

Hicyilmaz, Gaye. Against the Storm.  Little Brown and Company, Boston, 1990.

Hicyilmaz, Gaye. The Frozen Waterfall. Farrar, Straus, and Giroux, New York, 1993. 

Kherdian, David.  The Road From Home.  Beech Tree Paperback Books, New York, 1995.

Spencer, William. The Land and People of Turkey. J.B. Lippincott, New York, 1990.

Walker, Barbara. A Treasury of Turkish Folktales for Children. Linnet Books, Hamden, CT, 1988. 

Yeni Fotograf. The Children of Turkey. Redhouse Press, Istanbul, 1979.            


To schedule a program, call us at
(419) 358-3207
or e-mail us at
lionlamb@bluffton.edu