Monday, March 20, 2006

Arab-Americans: Shakira, Salma, and Sitti's Secrets

Do Arab-Americans love their country? Did you have to stop and think about which country I'm talking about? If so, head right over to the education section of the American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee, where resources abound. Their mission statement is the "objective and fair portrayal of Arab history and culture." Or learn about these famous Arab-Americans who love the U.S.A. (like pop singer Shakira and movie star Salma Hayek) and, in some cases, have died for their beloved country. Or read about author Naomi Shihab Nye (author of Sitti's Secrets), reflect on her letter to a would-be terrorist, and check out this high school English lesson based on her poetry.

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