Etisalat Awards for Arabic Children’s Literature Announced: ‘Cappuccino’ Wins YA Prize

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In the Best Text category, the prize went to My Mother is a Gorilla and My Father is an Elephant   by Naseeba Al Ozaibi. You can read more about the other titles at the Salwa website. It’s part of a new series of chapter books for emerging readers that is absolutely fantastic. Yakzan with the poster of the two winning Dar Saqi titles. Taghreed Najjar and Maya Fidawi. Illustrator Maya Fidawi also took the Best Illustrator prize for   The Seventh Day’s Sheep, written   by Amina Al Hachemi. The Children’s Book of the Year prize, meanwhile, went to    Two Homes Instead of One   by Lorca Sbeity, illustrated by Mona Yakzan. At center, winning YA novelist Fatima Sharafeddine. There was a strong Young Adult field this year, including books by two-time shortlistee Taghreed Najjar (One Day the Sun Will Shine) and previous winner Sonia Nimr (Thunderbird). Fidawi’s award-winning illustrations. Advertisements

Share this:TwitterFacebookEmailPrintLinkedInRedditGoogleTumblrWhatsAppPinterestTelegramPocketSkypeLike this:Like Loading…‹ Two Syrian Writers Make 2017 Al Multaqa Prize ShortlistCategories: children's, YA Sharafeddine won for her novel that tackles domestic violence,   Cappuccino. Yesterday, at the start of the Sharjah International Book Fair, the winners of the 2017 Etisalat Awards for Arabic Children’s Literature were announced in six categories, including one for best app:
Badr Ward, Fatima Sharafeddine, Lorca Sbeity, and Mona Yakzan. The Best App prize, meanwhile, went to the   Lamsa app, which targets users between 2-8 years and was developed by the Lamsa company in the UAE. The prize went to celebrated children’s book author Fatima Sharafeddine, who was previously shortlisted for Ghady and Rawan   and   whose   Faten   has appeared in translation as   The Servant. What Happened to My Brother Ramiz?, written by Taghreed Najjar and illustrated by Maya Fidawi, was also shortlisted in the Best Text category, and it won in the Best Production category.