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My Grandma and Me

Written by: Mina Javaherbin Illustrated by: Lindsey Yankey For ages: 4-7 years Language: English Topics Covered: Family, Islam, Culture & Traditions, Global Community, Muslim, Cross-Religion Friendships, Own Voices, Iran.  Summary: This is a lovely story about a young girl growing up in Iran and the strong…

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Yasmin- Chapter Books

Topics Covered: Own Voices, Pakistani Muslim Family, Friendship. Summary:  This 12 book series (we have 3) is all about Yasmin, a bright and kind young girl whose family is proud of their Pakistani heritage. The stories revolve are Yasmin, and are…

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The Proudest Blue

Written by: Ibtihaj Muhammad with S.K. Ali Illustrated by: Hatem Aly For ages: 4-8 years Language: English Topics Covered: Muslim Identity, Islamophobia, Family, Growing Up, Siblings, Own Voices, Lived Experiences, POC-Centric Narratives, Resilience, Strength.  Summary: The Proudest Blue is a story about Asiya’s first day hijab, which she has…

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Internment

Written by: Samira Ahmed Cover Art by: art by Dana Ledl, design by Karina Granda  For ages: YA 12 years and up Language: English, some Arabic. Topics Covered: Islamophobia, Internment, Violence, Military Action, Oppression, History, Subversion, Independent Thought, Activism, Friendship, Love, Growing Up, Relationships.  Summary: …

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The Gift of Ramadan

Written by: Rabiah York Lumbard Illustrated by: Laura K. Horton For ages: 4-8 years Language: English, some Arabic. Topics Covered: Muslim Experience, Holidays, Ramadan, Islam, Family, Love, Social-Emotional Learning.  Summary:  This is a lovely introduction book to the holiday of Ramadan, told through main character…

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Common Threads: Adam’s Day at the Market

Written by: Huda Essa Illustrated by: Mercè Tous For ages: 4 years and up Language: English Topics Covered: POC-Centric Narratives, Global Community, Family, Diversity, Kindness, Clothing, Islam, Culture & Traditions.  Summary: Adam and his parents go to the outdoor market one day, and he sees a bright…

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Yo Soy Muslim

Written by: Mark Gonzales Illustrated by: Mehrdokht Amini For ages: 3 years and up Language: English & Spanish, mention of speaking Arabic (but none in book). Topics Covered: Family, Religion,Muslim Identity, Culture & Traditions, Love, Community, Islamophobia, Social-Emotional Learning, Multicultural Families.  Summary: This is an incredibly…

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Mommy’s Khimar

Written by: Jamilah Thompkins-Bigelow Illustrated by: Ebony Glenn For ages: 4-8 years Language: English Topics Covered: Family, Love, Islam, Muslim Identity, POC-Centric Narratives, Culture & Traditions. Summary: This book is about a little girl and how much she loves her mother’s khimars. She goes into her…

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Crescent Moons and Pointed Minarets: A Muslim Book of Shapes

Written by: Hena Khan Illustrated by: Mehrdokht Amini For Ages: Infant and Up Language: English and Arabic Topics Covered: Muslim Culture, Historic Narratives, Islam, Global Community, Geometry and Shapes. Summary: This rhyming book intertwines shapes with Muslim culture and religion….

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