Kalimat Group treats children to free books
Young visitors to Sharjah International Children’s Film Festival 2017 were treated to storytelling sessions and free books by Kalimat Group.
The Sharjah-based publisher of Arabic books, who is one of the UAE’s strongest advocates of the Arabic children’s book industry, set up its own book stand and a reading space to inspire children at the film festival’s activity area.
The publisher hosted a series of fun activities with books at its centre. Along with a mini book sale, it also gave away 250 books from their collection of 200 first edition publications to children, in alignment with their mission to encourage a love of books and encourage a reading habit among the UAE’s future generations.
Among the fun activities children enjoyed was a reading session by author Sahar Naja Mahfouz, who read out her own Kalimat publication, Ummi Shantat Safar (My Mom, a Travelling Bag).