Arwa Kayed Abdulhaq Nasir

Dr. Arwa Kayed Abdulhaq Nasir is an academic pediatrician in Omaha, Nebraska. She is a researcher of child development and family influence on children’s health, and has published many scientific papers on childhood behavioral health and early literacy. She is also the coeditor of a textbook on the psychosocial aspects of health in Arab populations.

Dr. Nasir believes in the critical role of reading to children in promoting literacy and in enhancing emotional, cognitive, and language skills. She is motivated to write Arabic children’s books by her love and appreciation of the beauty of the Arabic language and her desire to be instrumental in bringing this language to children at a young age. She has written and published eight children’s books.