Author: S.K. Ali Publisher: Salaam Reads Year Published: 2019 Language: English Genre: Fiction, Youth ISBN: 9781534442733 Pages: 355 Format: Soft cover
A MARVEL: SOMETHING YOU FIND AMAZING. Even ordinary-amazing. Like potatoes—because they make French fries happen. Like the perfect fries Adam and his mom used to make together.
An oddity: whatever gives you pause. Like the fact that there are hateful people in the world. Like Zayneb’s teacher, who won’t stop reminding the class how “bad” Muslims are.
But Zayneb, the only Muslim in class, isn’t bad. She’s angry.
When she gets suspended for confronting her teacher, and he begins investigating her activist friends, Zayneb heads to her aunt’s house in Doha, Qatar, for an early start to spring break.
Fueled by the guilt of getting her friends in trouble, she resolves to try out a newer, “nicer” version of herself in a place where no one knows her.
Then her path crosses with Adam’s.
Since he got diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in November, Adam’s stopped going to classes, intent, instead, on perfecting the making of things. Intent on keeping the memory of his mom alive for his little sister.
Adam’s also intent on keeping his diagnosis a secret from his grieving father.
Alone, Adam and Zayneb are playing roles for others, keeping their real thoughts locked away in their journals.
Author: Omar Saif Ghobash Publisher: Picador Year Published: 2018 Language: English Genre: Spiritual ISBN: 9781509842605 Pages: 245 Format: Soft cover
"A powerful celebration of common humanity and compassion. Deserves to be read widely by people of all faiths and none." - Sunday Times
In a series of personal and insightful letters to his sons, Omar Saif Ghobash offers a vital manifesto that tackles the dilemmas facing not only young Muslims but everyone navigating the complexities of today's world.
Full of wisdom and thoughtful reflections on faith, culture and society. This is a courageous and essential book that celebrates individuality whilst recognising it is our shared humanity that brings us together.
Written with the experience of a diplomat and the personal responsibility of a father; Ghobash's letters offer understanding and balance in a world that rarely offers any. An intimate and hopeful glimpse into a sphere many are unfamiliar with; it provides an understanding of the everyday struggles Muslims face around the globe.
"Embraces diversity...creates hope." - New York Times
Author: Hannah Eliot Illustrator: Rashin Kheiriyeh Publisher: Little Simon Year Published: April 2018 Language: English Genre: Children, Manners Age Recommendation: 2 to 4 years ISBN: 9781534406353 Pages: 22 Format: Board book
Learn all about the traditions of Ramadan with this first book in the brand-new board book series Celebrate the World, which highlights celebrations across the world.
In the ninth month of the year, when the first crescent moon rises in the sky, it's time to celebrate Ramadan!
In this lovely board book, readers learn that Ramadan is a time to reflect on ourselves, to be thankful, and a time to help others.
Author: Ibtihaj Muhammad & S. K. Ali Illustrator: Hatem Aly Publisher: Andersen Press Year Published: September 2019 Language: English Genre: Children Age Recommendation: 4 to 8 years ISBN: 9781783449729 Pages: 40 Format: Soft cover
Asiya's hijab is like the ocean and the sky, no line between them, saying hello with a loud wave.
Saying I'll always be here, like sisters. LIKE ME AND ASIYA.
Olympic medalist Ibtihaj Muhammad brings readers an uplifting, universal story of new experiences, the unbreakable bond between siblings, and being proud of who you are.