On January 25th, I was thrilled to find a large article about my recent project Arabic Book A Month on the back cover of Al Masry Al Youm, one of the largest and most important newspapers in Egypt. You can find the article online here. Or below:
I was very honored to be nominated as one of the "Women of Egypt"! They wrote: Dina Elabd, founded Arabic Book A Month; which as the name suggests, is a monthly Arabic books subscription package. Books are sent to subscribers in America, to introduce and teach their children the Arabic language. Read more: goo.gl/HkWTje And here on Facebook!
This December 11th, I was very happy to be invited to my school for a second time to read at the CAC Book Fair 2018. As usual, there was a beautiful set up and Christmas decorations, giving everyone there a very merry vibe. Many of the students remembered me from last year, and even sat … Continue reading Reading at the CAC Book Fair 2018
Yesterday, I had the great opportunity to discuss children's books on the Dubai Eye Radio Channel in the UAE. Annabelle and Evelyn, the co-hosts, and I talked about what makes a good children's book, whether parents would agree, what are picture books, and what were my personal favorites growing up? One book that I love … Continue reading Discussing children’s books on Dubai Eye
What should I buy? Ever since my friends and family became aware of my consistent passion for quality children's books, I have always been asked the same questions: "What books should I buy for my child/cousin/niece/nephew? Where do I find them? Are they good? I feel like Arabic children's books are weaker than English ones. … Continue reading Launching Arabic Book A Month!
This year, I was so excited to attend the IBBY 2018 Congress in Athens, Greece. It is really a pleasure to be able to sit in a room surrounded with children's book authors, illustrators, publishers, librarians, and lovers of all kinds. The amount of research done and shared in the short weekend conference is just … Continue reading Attending the IBBY 2018 Congress in Athens!
Yesterday, I was very happy to be able to attend a British Petroleum BP event marking their support of education in Egypt. Until today, BP has helped fund 100 Egyptian scholars attend Cambridge university! As one of these scholars, I can not say how lucky I still feel. The Minister of Higher Education and the … Continue reading Celebrating 100 Cambridge scholars!