Elsa Marston
children's author



Forthcoming in 2014:
Fiction, young adult
An adventure in ancient Egypt
Poetry
poems inspired by animals depicted in Southwestern rock art
history, political science
Nonfiction
a look at the variety of women's lives in the Middle East and North Africa
History
Stories in Y-A collections
in FIRST CROSSING AND OTHER STORIES OF IMMIGRANT TEENS
in MEMORIES OF SUN: STORIES OF AFRICA AND AMERICA (2004)
in SOUL SEARCHING: THIRTEEN STORIES ABOUT FAITH AND BELIEF

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Kirsten Cappy is working with me to promote my multicultural books, particularly SANTA CLAUS IN BAGHDAD.

To inquire about my visiting your school or library, literary tours, conferences, or similar appearances, please contact Dayton Bookings.

This will connect with SANTA CLAUS IN BAGHDAD AND OTHER STORIES ABOUT TEENS IN THE ARAB WORLD in the I.U. Press online catalog.

Not quite an organization (though the film required a tremendous lot of people!)--but a quick way to learn about the film, "behind the scenes" shots, teachers' comments, and upcoming screenings; and how to order the DVD

The Middle East Outreach Council (MEOC)is a nationwide network of educators and resources that disseminates information about the peoples and cultures of the Middle East. Since 1999 MEOC has given awards for outstanding books for young readers that contribute meaningfully to an understanding of the area.

If you're really interested in Egypt, you'd probably like to know about ARCE, the main American organization concerned with research in Egypt: archaeological expeditions, conservation projects, publications, lectures, and conferences, with chapters in several American cities. (In 1990-91, my husband was the director of ARCE; that's when we were living on the organization's antiquated houseboat moored on the Nile in Cairo.)

A publications service for books about the Middle East, for adults and young readers

The organization for anyone--writers, illustrators, editors, librarians, teachers--interested in children's literature and the "making" of books and magazines for young people. I've been a member since 1978, and wouldn't be without it!

A good site, especially for young readers, with links to authors and related organizations

Websites of authors and illustrators with focus on the Middle East, and others


illustrator of "The Day of Ahmed's Secret," "Sami and the Time of the Troubles," and others