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Iowa Teens Translate Books into Arabic for Iraqis

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Iowa Teens Translate Books into Arabic for Iraqis

Iowa Teens Translate Books into Arabic for Iraqis

Iowa Teens Translate Books into Arabic for Iraqis

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Washington High School in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, has just mailed a shipment of children's books to Iraq — translated by the school's Arabic class. The teacher behind the project, Ikram Easton, talks with Melissa Block about Easton's effort and why translating Dr. Seuss is no small feat.