2017 Arab American Book Awards Announced: 3 Big Names, 1 YA Debut

The fourth award, for children's and young adult literature, went to pediatric nurse and debut author Michelle Chalfoun for "The Treasure of Maria Mamoun."

Traveling Against the Sun: A Coming-of-age from West to East

This appeared in the Egypt Independent: Sophia al-Maria’s story begins at night, 80 miles outside of al-Hasa oasis in eastern Saudi Arabia. It begins decades before her birth, and thousands of miles away from the city where she will be born. Her young father, Matar, is from al-Dafira, and his community moves between Qatar and Saudi … Continue reading Traveling Against the Sun: A Coming-of-age from West to East