In this book, sisters Asiy and Faizah are celebrating the first day of wearing hijab. Other kids don't understand, but Faizah is proud of the strength and beauty of her hijab and the way that it represents their Muslim faith and culture.
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In“The Librarian of Basra: A true story from Iraq,” Jeanette Winter brings to light the courage, innovation, and strength of a Muslim woman who saved 30,000 library books from bombing during the war in the Middle East. Alia Muhammad Baker organized her community to shelter books in their
This is the true story of a man who stayed behind in his community when war struck his Middle Eastern country of Syria. While bombs fall and everyone else seeks safety, we see his commitment to maintaining the home and community he loves.
In this book, we learn the true story of Malala Yousafzai, a Pashtun Muslim girl living in Pakistan who was shot for daring to be a girl demanding an education. Malala survived and decided to speak up for human rights and the right to universal childhood education.
In “We Came to America,” Faith Ringgold reminds us that America is made up of diverse groups from all over the world. She highlights Indigenous Americans who were here before others, as well as enslaved Africans who did not immigrate but were forced to come to America.
Names carry weight. Our name and where we are from is a large part of what makes us who we are. Many times a name is said wrong or shortened to make pronouncing it easier for us, but for the other person it feels as if we are dismissing them. The book is written by a Muslim author and features a child with a name that is difficult to pronounce that means "excellent guidance."
In this book, Lubna arrives as a refugee in a tent city after escaping an unknown place in the Middle East with her father. She faces confusion and loneliness while missing her family. Lubna finds comfort in talking to a pebble until she meets another friend. Her generosity when she finds a home and leaves her new friend is a touching example of the power of empathy and kindness.
What would it be like to be an immigrant child at the turn of the 20th century? Filled with stunning photographs, this book views history through the eyes of young people. From school to work to play, the experience of immigrant families comes to life. More than just a history lesson, this book will inspire discussions about current events that can open a child’s eyes to some of the needs of the immigrant community. Youth will grow in compassion for others, including people who may seem very different from themselves.