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In April 2021 the U.S. Department of State officially recognized April as National Arab American Heritage Month (NAAHM). Later that month President Biden also recognized NAAHM in a letter to the Arab America Foundation. However, a bill to officially recognize April as NAAHM has yet to be passed.
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The 9/11 Generation by
Publication Date: 2016-09-01
Explores how young people from communities targeted in the War on Terror engage with the "political," even while they are under constant scrutiny and surveillance. Summary taken from book.
Publication Date: 2018-11-09
Isra Shadi, a twenty-one-year-old woman of mixed Palestinian and white descent, lives in California with her paternal amu (uncle), amtu (aunt), and cousins after the death of her mother and abandonment by her father at a young age. Summary taken from book.
Arab Americans in Film by
Publication Date: 2020-10-30
Exploring a wide variety of films from each cinematic site, Mahdi traces the competing narratives of Arab American belonging--how and why they vary, and what's at stake in their circulation. Summary taken from book.
The Uncultured Wars by
Publication Date: 2008-11-01
Part of a long tradition of politically engaged writing, and a trailblazer in the emerging genre of Arab-American writing, this book is eminently readable and relevant to our times. Summary taken from book.
Unsettled Belonging by
Publication Date: 2015-11-27
Unsettled Belonging tells the stories of young Palestinian Americans as they navigate and construct lives as American citizens. Summary taken from book.
Arab and Arab American Feminisms by
Call Number: HQ1729.5.A732011
Publication Date: 2011-04-30
In this collection, Arab and Arab American feminists enlist their intimate experiences to challenge simplistic and long-held assumptions about gender, sexuality, and commitments to feminism and justice-centered struggles. Summary taken from book.
House of Stone by
Call Number: HQ663.9.S53201
Publication Date: 2012-02-28
Far surpassing the usual reporter's "tour of duty," books, House of Stone is more humane and compelling and will please students of the region, those whose families have emigrated from other nations, and all readers engaged by engrossing storytelling. Summary taken from publisher
Steve Jobs by
Call Number: QA76.2.J63 I83 2011
Publication Date: 2011-10-24
Biography of Apple co-founder, Steve Jobs.
Notable Arab Americans
Palestinian American record producer, DJ, songwriter and author.
American of Lebanese descent, she is a politician and a Presidential Medal of Freedom recipient.
Lebanese American actress, author and spokesperson for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.
Egyptian American award winning actor.
Syrian American businessman and co-founder of Apple Computers.
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