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The Best Books to Read That Reveal What Life is Like for Arab American Women

Sarah Mina Osman

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Happy April, and Happy Arab American Heritage Month! According to the Arab American Institute, there are roughly 3.7 million Arab Americans living in the United States, most of whom are native-born, and the number now may be larger than originally reported. Since the census does not have a box for those of Arabic heritage, we don’t know the exact number — but we can infer! I myself am one of those Arab Americans, and while Arabs are now represented (to some extent) in American media, there are still many misconceptions about us.

To celebrate Arab American Heritage Month and to help clear up some of those fallacies, I have created this list of some of the best books to read. Specifically, these reads will reveal an honest look at what life is truly like for Arab American women. From unique children’s books to New York Times bestsellers, there’s something for everyone on this list. These books show an honest view of the intricacies of life as an Arab American woman. This Arab American Heritage Month, snag a copy of a book that’ll teach you a little more about a life you may have known nothing about.

Check out my top picks for Arab American Heritage Month below!

 

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