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Our World: Egypt

Our World: Egypt

By Aya Khalil and Illustrated by Magda Azab

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Come along for a day in Egypt! There's so much to explore -- candy-colored boats, thumping tablas and warm pita bread. Author Aya Khalil and illustrator Magda Azab draw on their personal experience of life in Egypt to create this appealing board book for very young readers.

About the contributor(s)

Aya Khalil is the award-winning author of The Arabic Quilt: An Immigrant Story, which was an NCTE’s Charlotte Huck Award Recommended Book and a 2021 Arab American Book Award, among other honors; The Night Before Eid: A Muslim Family Story; and The Banned Books Bake Sale: A Protest Story. Aya holds a master’s degree in education and works as a freelance journalist. Her articles have been featured in The Huffington Post and The Christian Science Monitor, among other publications. She immigrated from Egypt to the United States when she was young and currently lives with her partner and three children in Northwest Ohio.

Magda Azab is an Italian-Egyptian illustrator based in a small town near Milan. She works with clients from all around the world on a wide range of projects, from editorial illustrations to animations, branding images and pattern design. Her signature style is a combination of geometrical shapes, funny characters and harmonious color palettes with a retro twist.

Book details

ISBN: 9781646867172
Publisher: Barefoot Books
Date published:
Page count: 20
Categories: Juvenile Fiction / Places / Africa, Juvenile Fiction / Places / Middle East, and Juvenile Fiction / Diversity & Multicultural
Ages: 0 to 4

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