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Understanding Difference

Suggested resources to help you see the world from perspectives different from your own and "bring... you into conversation with people different from those with whom you normally associate.”


The Muslim and Arab-American Experience


The Bad Muslim Discount: A Novel  (Syed M. Masood)   Amazon

Born Palestinian, Born Black  (Suheir Hammad)  PS3558 .A4473 B67 2010   Amazon  [Palestinian-American Poetry]

Conditional Citizens: On Belonging in America (Laila Lalami)  JK1759 .L223 2020    Amazon  [Arab-American Nonfiction]

Dance or Die: From Stateless Refugee to International Ballet Star [A memoir] (Ahmad Joudeh )  Amazon

The Feeling of Being Watched    Avalon Watch Online   Amazon Prime  Duration: 1h:27    [Arab-American Documentary]       

Grape Leaves: A Century of Arab-American Poetry  (Gregory Orfalea, editorPS591 .A7 G7 1988 Ivy by Request   Amazon

Great Muslim American Road Trip  [Episodes stream on Tuesdays at 10:00 p.m.]  Duration: 52:42

Hijra (Crab Orchard Series in Poetry)  (Hala Alyan) Amazon  [Palestinian-American poet]

The Map of Salt and Stars (Jennifer Zeynab Joukhadar)  PS3610 .O67925 M36 2018b   Amazon

Mohammed Fairouz: Symphony No. 4 “In the Shadow of No Towers”  Duration: 35:35    Mohammed Fairouz Duration: 5:43   

Ramy    IMDb    Hulu    Amazon Prime     

Reel Bad Arabs: How Hollywood Vilifies a People  VIDEO .DVD07202  Duration: 50 minutes  

The Thirty Names of Night: A Novel [Zeyn Joukhadar]   PS3610 .O67925 T45 2020  Amazon  

The Twenty-ninth Year: Poems  (Hala Alyan)  PS3601 .L92 A6 2019   Amazon  [Palestinian-American poet]