Need the Books?

At AEP, we believe that Abdelkader’s story should be as well known as George Washington’s. We will provide a free book to any teacher or school librarian. We also offer a book to any student interested in participating in our contest.

While we want you to have the books you need, we encourage you to request only what you’ll read.

Commander of the Faithful by John Kiser

(Monkfish Book Publishing, 2008)

A thoroughly researched, detailed, and accessible account of the Emir Abd el-Kader. Includes illustrations. Suitable for motivated high school readers and beyond. 400 pages.

The Compassionate Warrior by Elsa Marston

(Wisdom Tales, 2013)

A shorter—but well written and engaging—biography of the Emir Abd el-Kader. Includes illustrations. Suitable for motivated middle school readers, high school readers, and adults. 184 pages.

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