Celebrate Arab American Heritage with Stories of Refuge, Resilience and Hope

April is National Arab American Heritage Month and the Lehigh Libraries are sharing in the celebration of Arab American heritages, histories, and cultures by adding new titles to a collection of ebooks and audiobooks on OverDrive.

The collection includes novels, short stories and memoirs from authors with personal or family histories from Egypt, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Palestine, Saudi Arabia, Somalia and Syria. Topics covered include marriage, the AIDS pandemic, uprisings and civil wars, exile and immigration, as well as intersectional identities spanning religious and geographic boundaries and crossing the spectrums of gender and sexuality.

New additions this year include the novel Against the Loveless World by Susan Abulhawa that tells the story of a woman travelling through the Middle East, from Kuwait to Iraq to Jordan and Palestine, fighting for a better life for her family. Others, like The Language of Baklava, a memoir told through food by Diana Abu-Jaber, explore the beautiful connections Arab Americans have to their many cultural heritages.

See a full list of titles at: https://lehigh.overdrive.com/collection/1193476

Instructions on how to access and download ebooks and audiobooks are available in this guide. For help or to submit recommendations, please email Phil Hewitt (pjh315@lehigh.edu) or Erin Clavier (elc317@lehigh.edu).


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