We Are Palestinian: A Celebration of Culture and Tradition

Interlink. Sept. 2023. 112p. Tr $19.95. ISBN 9781623717254.
Gr 4-8–Palestine is located on the Eastern coast of the Mediterranean Sea in Southern Asia. How much, though, does one know about the history and culture of this long-standing civilization? With her daughters in mind, Kassis has set out to share parts of Palestine’s culture with young readers by selecting content that would educate, excite, and engage them. Divided into seven sections, Kassis introduces readers to topics that include Palestinian cities, cultural symbols, agriculture, cuisine, performing arts, and notable people. The presented information is shared on visually appealing spreads per subject. In addition to the relevant and beautiful illustrations by Eilouti, readers will find “fun facts” and “did you know?” boxes for each topic. A table of contents and index are included.
VERDICT Kassis’s love and care for the Palestinian culture are made clear through this lovely and accessible educational tool; a valuable purchase for libraries.

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