Congratulations to 5 Etisalat Award Winners

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!)

Best Text

Mama My Classmate (ماما بنت صفي), by Lubna Taha, illustrated by Maya Fadawi, from Al Salwa Books. (Recommended title!)

Best Illustrations

Think of Others, by Mahmoud Darwish, illustrated by Sahar Abdullah, from  Tanmia Publishing House. (Recommended title!)

Best Production

Koozy (كوزي) by Anastasia Qarawani, illustrated by Maja Kastelic, from Al Salwa Books. (Recommended title!)

Find the full shortlist here at ArabKidLitNow!


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