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The Arabic quilt : an immigrant story [electronic resource].

Khalil, Aya, (author.). Semirdzhyan, Anait, (illustrator.). Jones, Andy T., (film director.). Khalil, Aya. Motion picture adaptation of (work): Arabic quilt. (Added Author). hoopla digital. (Added Author). Full Cast. (Cast).
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  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (1 video file (approximately 13 min.)) : sd., col.
  • Publisher: [United States] : Dreamscape Media, LLC, 2020.
  • Distributor: Made available through hoopla

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Restrictions on Access Note:
Digital content provided by hoopla.
Creation/Production Credits Note:
Directed by Andy T. Jones.
Participant or Performer Note:
Full Cast.
Summary, etc.:
Kanzi's family has moved from Egypt to America, and on her first day in a new school, what she wants more than anything is to fit in. Maybe that's why she forgets to take the kofta sandwich her father has made for her lunch, but that backfires when Mama shows up at school with the sandwich. Mama wears a hijab and calls her daughter Habibti (dear one). When she leaves, the teasing starts. That night, Kanzi wraps herself in the beautiful Arabic quilt her teita (grandma) in Cairo gave her and writes a poem in Arabic about the quilt. The next day her teacher sees the poem and gets the entire class excited about creating a "quilt" (a paper collage) of student names in Arabic. In the end, Kanzi's most treasured reminder of her old home provides a pathway for acceptance in her new one.
System Details Note:
Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Subject: Immigrants > United States > Juvenile films.
Egyptians > United States > Juvenile films.
Immigrants > United States > Drama.
Egyptians > United States > Drama.
Genre: Video recordings for the hearing impaired.

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