Taghreed Najjar

Taghreed Najjar has been writing for children for over 40 years now. Her output includes picture books for ages 3-7 that have become classics, books for early readers 7-8, and inspiring novels for teens and young adults that address difficult subjects reflecting the realities of political and cultural conflicts in Palestine. A number of Taghreed Najjar’s books have been translated into several languages, including English, French, Danish, Swedish, Italian, Turkish and Greek. Several of her books have won awards such as the Itisalat Book Award 2017 for her book “What happened to my Brother Ramez?” and the Kitabi Arab thought Award 2013 for her picture book “Grandma Nafeesa.” Most recently Taghreed Najjar’s novella Whose Doll Is This? won the 2019 Etisalat Award for Arabic Children’s Literature in the “Young Adult” category. Taghreed has also been nominated for the prestigious Alma award for 2019.