The winners of the 2018 Etisalat Award for Arabic Children’s Literature were announced this morning, at the opening of the Sharjah International Book Fair:
Children’s Book of the Year
Homesick (الحنين), by Aisha al-Harthi, illustrated by Hassan Manasra, from Dar al-Alam al-Arabi.
Young Adult Book of the Year
The Secret of Oil (سر الزيت), by Walid Daqqa, from the Tamer Institute. (Review from Al Monitor!)
Think of Others, by Mahmoud Darwish, illustrated by Sahar Abdullah, from Tanmia Publishing House. (Recommended title!)
Find the full shortlist here at ArabKidLitNow!