Last month, I was very happy that the private Egyptian school, British Columbia Canadian International School East (BCCIS), reached out to me to speak to their students during book week. Living in Seattle, I was excited to talk to and hopefully inspire Egyptian students to read and maybe write as well. Grades 3 and 4Continue reading “BCCIS Zoom Visit!”
Author Archives: Dina Elabd
Book Reading and Workshops at RBIS New Cairo!
On the 1st of February, I was thrilled to be invited to speak to Grades 4-6 students at the Royal British International School in New Cairo. I read from my YA book, Melouq, and discussed how I became an author, who inspired me, and much more! Prior to this visit, I also had the pleasureContinue reading “Book Reading and Workshops at RBIS New Cairo!”
Virtual School Visit with BSE!
It’s so encouraging to be able to see students hard at work trying to learn despite the difficult circumstances of COVID-19. I had the pleasure of reading to Year 1 – 6 classes at the British School of Egypt yesterday Thursday May 6th, where we read my English books: Melouq, The Lion that Dressed asContinue reading “Virtual School Visit with BSE!”
Zoom School Visit at BCCIS East Cairo
Today was an exceptionally fun day, because despite COVID, we still managed to organize a fun school visit and virtual book fair with BCCIS East Cairo. I had a lot of fun zooming with different grades and classes. With the seniors, I gave workshop on how to become a writer in Egypt; for grades 6Continue reading “Zoom School Visit at BCCIS East Cairo”
Reading Mila for the San Diego Children’s Museum!
Very proud to have read my book Mila the Beautiful Cat in Arabic and English for the San Diego Children’s Museum! You can see me reading at 15:49 at the link here. Enjoy!
First Online Course! How to Write a Picturebook in Arabic
I am so happy to have uploaded my first course online, How to Write a Picturebook, delivered in Arabic alongside Egyptian children’s book author and illustrator, Rania Amin. The content provided includes 183 minutes of video, including some live footage from the workshops completed in March 2020. Also, there are presentations and workshop booklets attachedContinue reading “First Online Course! How to Write a Picturebook in Arabic”
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”
The world is facing a critical situation in responding to the outbreak of COVID-19, so I believe that each person has to do their part to be responsible and keep the world safe. My company, Arabic Book A Month, is proud to be have made changes to adapt to the situation and keep all ofContinue reading “COVID-19 Response”
Malvern School Visit!
Our founder, Dina Elabd, was so happy to visit Malvern school to read to and discuss her books with students from Pre-K to G12. She also gave Writing Workshops to the older students. Some photos below:
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!”