It all started with a conversation between two Arab-American moms unhappy with the quality of Arabic children's books available to their kids in the US.
Growing up, their shelves were filled with all sorts of wonderful English books that we read to them tirelessly! But, what about the Arabic ones? This was more tricky. Characters were boring, words complicated; illustrations unappealing and stories did not relate to them. Getting them excited about Arabic was not easy.
Tired of "far-far, the mouse" and "battout, the duck", we knew our kids deserved better!
We thought other parents might share the same pain. So we decided to curate Arabic children's books and material and send to you to help get your kids a little more excited.
We're friends, an engineer from MIT and a media producer. Together, we share the love of Arabic language and culture. We hope that someday your kids (and our kids) will too...