Roberta Robinson, PhD
Dr. Roberta Robinson is a life-long learner, world traveler and literacy specialist.
The primary purpose of my having created this bibliography is to offer teachers and librarians a reliable resource for literature about the Middle East and Arab World. My hope is that anyone using this resource will come to realize the diversity that exists in this part of the world. My bibliography is by no means definitive and will expand over time, but it is a start. I have included a selection of titles for teachers hoping they will take advantage of this section to expand their own understanding of Middle Eastern, Arab and Muslim cultures.
We live in a globalized world and the need for better understanding of other cultures is critical if we are to ever have an impact on the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals. Sharing a planet means understanding, collaboration, cooperation, and implementation of goals that will help prevent conflict and further destruction of earth’s environment and sustain a healthy planet for future generations.
The cultures of the Middle East and the Arab World are some of the least understood cultures in the western world. Currently there is only one narrative circulating in the public sphere about these cultures and that narrative is primarily a negative one. Perhaps some of these stories will lead to a better understanding, to a more positive narrative about cultures I experienced while living in the Middle East.