Monday, July 19, 2010

Israeli Children Excluded

from the readership of a children's book written by Queen Rania of Jordan.

Here is the story:

Queen Rania of Jordan has turned down several offers to publish a Hebrew version of a children's book she recently wrote. The book, which was published in the United States by Hyperion under the title "The Sandwich Swap" for children between 4 and 8 years old, was co-written with Kelly DiPucchio and illustrated by Tricia Tusa.

Some facts about book exclusions in the Arab world:

No gay subjects allowed

"Three Little pigs" offensive to Muslims

Ali Salem - an exceptional writer

No Bibles allowed

Kundera - banned

Egypt's Minister of Culture: He will burn Israeli books

Arab books and human development


At 6:59 AM EDT, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Another (newer) Haaretz article:
Jordan Queen Rania never got offer to publish Hebrew translation of her book, say official sources
Following Haaretz report, officials in Rania's bureau say requests like these would have been been sent directly to the U.S. publisher and not to the writer herself.

At 11:16 AM EDT, Blogger SnoopyTheGoon said...

At least we can still see Queen Rania's shots on the intertubes. And to notice that she is still a looker...

That is, not being a kid anymore, at least I could cause my eyes some small happiness....


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