Director American Library Association Chicago, Illinois
Interested in diversifying your collection to include new voices and perspectives that help enlighten and connect? Arab American literature is a growing chapter in the diversity of American literature. Hear from Arab American literature scholars who will provide you an overview and insight into the Arab American literary community and the richness of and variety of writers creating novels, poetry, memoirs, comics and more, for adults and young adults. The program will provide information on resources, including a specially created Guide (LibGuide) online for this program, to help you to develop your knowledge and your collections to engage readers.
To help diversify library collections and provide new authors from across the Arab world and diaspora who are creating engrossing fiction and non-fiction in Arabic or English (including in translation)