Collection: Yasmine Motawy

Yasmine Motawy; teaches Rhetoric and Composition at the American University in Cairo and is a scholar, critic, translator, editor, consultant, and writing mentor in the field of children’s literature. She also prioritizes making information about children’s literature accessible, and has produced journalism, organized events, and worked with the Egyptian Board on Books for Young People (2012-2018) and other NGOs towards this goal. She has served on the 2021 Bologna Ragazzi Award Jury, the 2016 and 2018 Hans Christian Andersen Award Jury, the 2017 Etisalat Award for Arabic Children’s Literature jury, and on the Arabic books selection committee of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals Book Club (2019 2020). In 2018, she was the recipient of the Mellon Foundation postdoctoral grant where she supported interdisciplinary Arabic language knowledge production.