Middle East Booklist

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Book recommendations pertaining to the Middle East.

Book TitleAuthorPubDateReading AgeTime PeriodTime FrameGeographic AreaCountryTopicGenreFormat
The Secret ChordBrooks, Geraldine2015YA
A
Classical Age1010–970 BCEMiddle EastIsraelAncient IsraelFN
Mary, Called MagdaleneGeorge, Margaret2002AClassical Age17–75Middle EastIsraelMary MagdaleneF
Bio
N
Mother of the Believers: A Novel of the Birth of IslamPasha, Kamran2009YA
A
Early Medieval613-678Middle EastIraqIslamic HistoryFN
The Genius of Islam: How Muslims Made the Modern WorldBarnard, Bryn2011MG
UMG
Early Medieval622-750Middle EastVariousIslamic HistoryNFCB
MosqueMacaulay, David2008LE
MG
Renaissance1549-1580Middle EastTurkeyMiddle East
Building
FPB
Nine Parts of Desire: The Hidden World of Islamic WomenBrooks, Geraldine1994YA
A
Modern Age1980-1994Middle EastVariousWomen in IslamNFB
Shooting KabulSenzai, N. H.2011UMGModern Age2000-2001North America
Middle East
United States
Afghanistan
9/11FN
Snow in JerusalemDa Costa, Deborah2008LEModern Age2000Middle EastIsraelJerusalem LifeFPB
War in Afghanistan: An Interactive Modern History AdventureHoena, Blake2014MGModern Age2001-2014Middle EastAfghanistan
United States
War in AfghanistanNFCB
Malala’s Magic PencilYousafzai, Malala2018LEModern Age2007Middle EastPakistanEducation
Women's Rights
NFPB
Beyond Bullets: A Photo Journal of AfghanistanGerszak, Rafal2011MGModern Age2008-2010Middle EastAfghanistan
United States
War in AfghanistanNFPB
A Land of Permanent GoodbyesAbawi, Atia2019YAModern Age2010-2019Middle EastSyriaSyrian RefugeesFN
I Am Malala: The Girl Who Stood Up For Education And Was Shot By The TalibanYousafzai, Malala2015YAModern Age2012Middle EastPakistanEducation
Women's Rights
NFN
I Am Malala: How One Girl Stood Up for Education and Changed the WorldYousafzai, Malala2016MGModern Age2012Middle EastPakistanEducation
Women's Rights
NFCB
Malala: My Story of Standing Up for Girls' RightsYousafzai, Malala2018LEModern Age2012Middle EastPakistanEducation
Women's Rights
NFCB

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List of abbreviations:
Reading Age Genre Format
LE = lower elementary
MG = middle grade (8-12 yrs.)
UMG = upper-middle grade (11-14 yrs.)
YA = young adult (14+)
A = adult (18+)
NF - non fiction
F = fiction
Bio = biography
HF = historical fantasy
AH = alternate history
OV - own voices
M = mythology
S = spine book
PB = picture book
GN = graphic novel
ER = early reader
CB = chapter book
B = book (NF)
N = novel
M = memoir