Qatar Foundation Virtual Storytime

I’m really excited to be working with the Qatar Foundation International QFI to bring storytime to students virtually. QFI supports over 50 USA, UK, and Canada based schools that have Arabic language programs. I am really happy to be able to read to them some fun books in English and Arabic. You can visit QFI’sContinue reading “Qatar Foundation Virtual Storytime”

Writer’s Workshop: How to Write a Picturebook!

Our team at Arabic Book A Month is extremely pleased with the results of our first Writer’s Workshop: How to Write a Picturebook. Initially proposing 20 spots for the workshop, these were quickly sold out, so we decided to open 15 more spots. Hence, we had 35 participants split in two workshops: SODIC Sheikh ZayedContinue reading “Writer’s Workshop: How to Write a Picturebook!”

Speaking on the radio 105.3 Nagham FM

I’ve never been on the radio before! So, I was thrilled to be invited by the beautiful Mai Anwar on her show “Family” Mondays-Wednesdays 3-4 pm, where we discuss important topics for parents and families. I was given the opportunity to speak about the importance of reading and how to pick a good Arabic bookContinue reading “Speaking on the radio 105.3 Nagham FM”

A finalist for the Social Impact Award by the British Council

Not only has the UK awarded me a scholarship to study Children’s Literature at the University of Cambridge in 2013, but now I was thrilled to be shortlisted as a finalist for the Social Impact Award in Egypt. It was a wonderful night where we met many talented and hard working people. Thank you soContinue reading “A finalist for the Social Impact Award by the British Council”