“When people see young people in their neighbourhood becoming doctors and engineers, others also start sending their children to school,” said Afridi, who has curated a ledger of 4,000 titles in three languages — English, Urdu and Pashto.
Organised by the UAE Board on Books for Young People, the meeting convened delegations from 3 IBBY chapters and seven prospective entrants spanning the Arab world.
“I used to watch my dad practicing at the turntables and got quite interested in DJing. On my fifth birthday, I told him I want to be a world-famous DJ and he bought me my first equipment,” said Michelle.
The debut novel narrates the story of a man haunted by childhood trauma and the consequent derailment of his adult life, leading to a bloody rampage.
The competition in the Arab Reading Challenge is really strong and I do not have enough words to describe how big it is. Yet, it does not call for tension because all the contestants are soldiers on the paths of reading.
SCAD has released the results of reading Opinion Poll 2022 which show an increasing interest of developing reading habit over the past three years from 38 per cent to more than 55 per cent in 2022 and 79 per cent of population prefer reading online.
The region’s biggest festival for children and youth will have the theme ‘Create Creativity’ to ignite creative passions and nurture young talent.
In an interview with Al Khaleej, Sham said she was proud to represent Syria in its first participation in the Arab Reading Challenge, considering that the challenge was a main reason for refining her reading skills.
Rewayat, an imprint of Kalimat, launches a summer reading drive which will run till mid-September; winners can enjoy new cultures around the globe.
The activities, which saw the participation of children and youth, employees of a number of government institutions, parents and the public, aimed at providing participants with new professional and technical expertise and skills.