Arab American Heritage Month 2024

April is Arab American Heritage Month, a time to recognize and celebrate the rich and diverse contributions of Arab Americans to the cultural, social and political fabric of the United States. From science and technology to art and literature, Arab Americans have made significant contributions in many fields. Anne Arundel County Public Library is proud to observe Arab American Heritage Month by offering a variety of resources that showcase the experiences and achievements of Arab Americans and promote cultural awareness and understanding. 

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  • Learn about Arab dance, music, cinema, art and more using our Fine Arts database. 
  • Stream films featuring Arab American actors and culture using Kanopy
  • Delve into the lives of historical and contemporary Arab Americans like Khalil Gibran, Linda Sarsour, Tony Shalhoub and Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha using our Biography in Context database.   
  • Explore information on Arab American culture, experiences, identity and more using our Diversity Studies and Opposing Viewpoints databases.  
  • Discover Arab American history and perspectives using our U.S. History and World History databases. 
  • Check out Arab American demographics and learn what countries are considered Arab from the Arab American Institute Foundation



  • Check out our booklists for kids, teens and adults.  
  • Download books by Arab American authors in eBook and eAudiobook format to enjoy instantly using Overdrive/Libby
  • Looking for more books written by Arab and Arab American authors? Use NoveList’s “Advanced Search” feature to generate a list of books by specific ethnicities and cultural identities.

Published April 1, 2024

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Arab American Heritage Month Booklists

Adults - Teens - Kids