The Arabic Quilt: An Immigrant Story
That night, Kanzi wraps herself in the beautiful Arabic quilt her teita (grandma) in Cairo gave her and writes a poem in Arabic about the quilt. Next day her teacher sees the poem and gets the entire class excited about creating a "quilt" (a paper collage) of student names in Arabic. In the end, Kanzi's most treasured reminder of her old home provides a pathway for acceptance in her new one.
This authentic story with beautiful illustrations includes a glossary of Arabic words and a presentation of Arabic letters with their phonetic English equivalents.
THE ARABIC QUILT is a story about the struggles of immigration and shows how one person can have a huge impact on someone's life. Her teacher made Kanzi feel like she belonged and taught about her heritage in a fun way for children to absorb. This is a story we need in today's time and I'm happy to be able to share it with my daughter. THE ARABIC QUILT shows the importance of accepting people and how hard it can be for those who are immigrated from different countries.
Final Verdict: In today's society, I would recommend this book to just about any child. It's important that we learn about acceptance and that not everyone is the same at a young age.