Hands Around the Library
Reviews & Awards
A list of awards that Hands Around the Library has won, as well as various reviews.
Short biographies of authors/illustrator Susan L. Roth and author Karen Leggett Abouraya.
Karen Leggett Abouraya - Children’s Literature
A short biography of author Karen Leggett Abouraya and a review of the book, as well as links to classroom resources at the bottom of the page.
Writing with a broken tusk: Karen Leggett Abouraya and Susan L. Roth on Hands Around the Library
An interview with Susan L. Roth about her book.
Susan L. Roth
Information about how the illustrator Susan Roth creates her collages.
What is the Arab Spring? A definition
An article about the Arab Spring from Thought Co.
Ancient Egyptian Culture - Ancient History Encyclopedia
Information about ancient Egyptian religion, society, sports, and more.
The Culture of Egypt | USA Today
An article about the attitudes, ethnicities, religions, and more of Egypt.
Religion and Faith in Modern Cairo
An article about present day religion in Cairo, Egypt.
Egypt - Language, Culture, Customs, and Etiquette
An article about various Egyptian society and culture.
Let’s Hold Hands!
A developmental project from author Susan L. Roth to encourage students to be ambassadors of friendship.
Top 10 Foods in Egypt
An article of common Egyptian foods with pictures.
Egypt Typical Food
A list of typical dishes and desserts.
Egyptian Food Guide: Must Eat Foods When Visiting Cairo.
An Egyptian food guide.
The history of ancient geography, an interactive story, and maps of ancient and modern Egypt.
Egypt Country Profile - National Geographic Kids
Facts about Egypt’s geography, nature, people and culture, government and economy, and more.
Ancient Egypt - Ancient History - HISTORY.com
A more in-depth overview of ancient Egyptian history, as well as a video about the Great Pyramid.
Library of Alexandria | ancient library, Alexandria, Egypt | Britannica.com
An encyclopedia entry of the Library of Alexandria.
Arab Spring - Wikipedia
An article about the demonstrations and revolts in the Arab world in early 2010s.
Egypt’s Jewel of a Library Reopens, Thanks to Demonstrators
An NPR article about the protection of the Library of Alexandria.
An overview of Old and modern day Alexandria.
Languages of Egypt - Wikipedia
An overview of the languages spoken in Egypt.
Egyptian Arabic - essential facts and features
An introduction to Egyptian Arabic, its features, and various common expressions.
Egyptian Colloquial Arabic alphabet, pronunciation, and language.
Information about Egyptian Arabic, as well as its alphabet and pronunciation,
An article about the origins and various styles of Egyptian music, including modern popular and folk traditions.
Ancient Egyptian Music
An article about ancient Egyptian music for kids.
Classroom activities and discussion ideas for Hands Around the Library from the book website.
Hands Around the Library: Protecting Egypt’s Treasured Books
Teaching ideas for the book for various grade levels.
Hands Around the Library - Teaching Ideas
Teaching ideas for the book from American Library Association.