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In the Name of Osama Bin Laden by Roland Jacquard; George Holoch (Translator); Shannon Mullin (Translator); Samia Serageldin (Editor)
Call Number: BIO BIN
Publication Date: 2002-03-04
"A must read for all who continue to grapple with the twin legacy of hatred and hope from September 11. . . "* International terrorism expert Roland Jacquard's In the Name of Osama bin Laden presents a dramatic portrait of the world's most wanted terrorist and his extensive brotherhood--the network of people who operate "in his name."
When the Taliban took control of the Swat Valley in Pakistan, one girl spoke out. Malala Yousafzai refused to be silenced and fought for her right to an education. On Tuesday, October 9, 2012, when she was fifteen, she almost paid the ultimate price. She was shot in the head at point-blank range while riding the bus home from school, and few expected her to survive.
The Handbook of the Middle East by Michael G. Kort
Call Number: 956 KOR
The Middle East by Daniel C. Diller
Call Number: 956 MID
Publication Date: 1999-12-01
This is a politically neutral guide to help the reader understand the complex and controversial issues that influence the volatile Middle east. The book provides a historical context for events, biographical sketches of major figures, and a chronology of major events.
A Brief History of Afghanistan by Shaista Wahab; Barry Youngerman
Call Number: 958.1 WAH
Publication Date: 2007-03-01
Located along the busy trade routes between Asia and Europe, Afghanistan was for centuries a place where a diverse set of cultures met and exchanged goods and ideas. It was also a country on the paths of many invaders, including Alexander the Great, Ashoka, and the Scythians, Parthians, Kushans, and the Ephthalites, or White Huns. All of these peoples have left their mark on the land, forming one of the most diverse societies in the world. In modern times.
Culture and Customs of Afghanistan by Hafizullah Emadi
Call Number: 958.1 EMA
Publication Date: 2005-06-30
Afghanistan has been at the crossroads of many cultures and civilizations, occupying a unique place in the cultural geography of Central Asia.
In the Middle Eastern nation of Iran, discontent simmered for decades. the Iranian people despised their leader, Reza Shah, who catered to foreign businesses while ruling Iran as a dictator. In 1979 discontent boiled up into all-out revolution. Led by the charismatic Ayatollah Khomeini, the Iranian people seized control and created a new government based on the Islamic religion.
WINNER OF THE 2016 PULITZER PRIZE FOR GENERAL NONFICTION "A Best Book of 2015"--The New York Times, The Washington Post, People Magazine, San Francisco Chronicle, Kansas City Star, and Kirkus Reviews In a thrilling dramatic narrative, awarded the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for General Nonfiction, Joby Warrick traces how the strain of militant Islam behind ISIS first arose in a remote Jordanian prison and spread with the unwitting aid of two American presidents.
"The Islamic State, or ISIS, has become one of the most deadly terrorist organizations in the world. ISIS made headlines with their use of violence and intimidation in Syria and Iraq and are credited with carrying out attacks in Europe and inspiring attacks in the United States. This book discusses the rise of ISIS in the Middle East, their international reach, the distinction between attacks inspired by and coordinated by ISIS, and how countries are responding. The book will help students understand the ideology of ISIS, how they carry out attacks, and how experts feel the group can be countered."
The Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, or ISIS, emerged in the Middle East during the first decade of the 2000s. The group vows to wage violent jihad, or holy war, on those who do not adhere to its extremist interpretation of Islamic law. ISIS conquers territory and rules savagely. ISIS terrorists manipulate social media brilliantly, shocking viewers around the globe with brutal video footage. Government leaders and agencies all over the world are working to prevent the next ISIS attack. How can nations combat ISIS? Can it be defeated with military force? This in-depth investigation tackles these and other thorny issues related to the twenty-first-century face of global terrorism.
"The tragic events aboard United Airlines Flight 93 on September 11, 2001, are seen as an example of extreme heroism. When they realized their plane had been hijacked, passengers aboard flight 93 fought the hijackers and brought the plane down in a field in Shanksville, Pennsylvania, in an attempt to save the lives of people on the ground. This book examines the events leading up to the hijacking, the heroic actions of passengers and crew, and the country's response to this tragedy. A glossary helps students develop their vocabulary, while a further information section encourages deeper understanding of the topic."
After her father was murdered, María escaped in the middle of the night with her mother. Zaynab was out of school for two years as she fled war before landing in America. Her sister, Sabreen, survived a harrowing journey to Italy. Ajida escaped horrific violence, but then found herself battling the elements to keep her family safe. *** In her powerful new book, Nobel Peace Prize winner and New York Times-bestselling author Malala Yousafzai introduces some of the people behind the statistics and news stories about the millions of people displaced worldwide.
Sibert Honor Medalist ∙ New York Public Library Best Of 2018 ∙ The Horn Book's Fanfare 2018 list ∙ Kirkus Best Books of 2018 ∙ YALSA Excellence in Nonfiction Winner In the tradition of two-time Sibert honor winner Don Brown's critically acclaimed, full-color nonfiction graphic novels The Great American Dust Bowl and Drowned City, The Unwanted is an important, timely, and eye-opening exploration of the ongoing Syrian refugee crisis, exposing the harsh realities of living in, and trying to escape, a war zone. Starting in 2011, refugees flood out of war-torn Syria in Exodus-like proportions. The surprising flood of victims overwhelms neighboring countries, and chaos follows. Resentment in host nations heightens as disruption and the cost of aid grows. By 2017, many want to turn their backs on the victims. The refugees are the unwanted. Don Brown depicts moments of both heartbreaking horror and hope in the ongoing Syrian refugee crisis. Shining a light on the stories of the survivors, The Unwanted is a testament to the courage and resilience of the refugees and a call to action for all those who read.
The Refugee Crisis discusses the growing number of refugees across the globe. It also explores reasons behind the crisis and how the international community is responding, and it encourages readers to form their own opinions. Features include a glossary, references, websites, source notes, and an index. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards. Essential Library is an imprint of Abdo Publishing, a division of ABDO.
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