Rebels By Accident:
Middle East Outreach Council’s
2015 Middle East Book Award Youth Literature Category
“Key figures in the 2011 uprisings in Egypt are mentioned, making those events tangible and accessible to young readers. It is an engaging, fast-paced book that will provoke discussion of personal growth, protest movements, and differences in fictional and non-fictional depictions of events..” – from the award announcement.
Join the several middle and high schools who are incorporating Rebels By Accident into their curriculum as a way to make the Middle East accessible for teens!
Since 2000, the MEOC Middle East Book Awards have recognized exemplary books for children and young adults that contribute meaningfully to an understanding of the Middle East and its component societies and cultures.
AITE High School, Stamford CT, chooses Rebels by Accident as their required school-wide summer read!
Rebels By Accident – Now Available!
“a powerful coming-of-age story… Dunn allows Mariam’s voice its space—making it tentative, passionate, doubting, and utterly believable—while creating a cast of Cairo youth, rebels, and expatriates that upend Mariam’s preconceptions and will do the same for many readers.”
It was an honor recommending you for the YALSA Quick Pick for Reluctant Readers. Thank you so much for all you have done for the students of Yonkers Public Schools. Your book and author visit with our Saunders High school Honor students was very important part of teaching and learning this year. I hope we will have the opportunity to work together again in the future.
I believe it is an important YA book that promotes peace and multicultural understanding.
Yonkers Public Schools
1 Larkin Center
Yonkers, NY, 10701
Ms. Kajana Stephens
& Century Honors English 10 Classes Saunders Trades and Technical High School
183 Palmer Road
Yonkers, NY 10701
Students from Saunders High School, Yonkers NY were assigned Rebels By Accident for their English class and then came to the library to meet with author Patricia Dunn and discuss the book. They were an incredible bunch!
Many thanks to photographer and organizer Zahra Baird, Teen and Technology Librarian
Yonkers Riverfront Library
Reading at Barnes & Nobel on March 6, 2015: Stamford, CT: