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Elementary | Muslim Voices
Amina's Voice by
Amina, a Pakistani American Muslim, has entered middle school. She is happy hanging with her friend, Soojin, a Korean American, but things have started changing, especially when Soojin starts hanging out with popular Emily. When Soojin says she might change her name to something more American, Amina starts to wonder if she will have to change to fit in, too. However, when her local mosque is vandalized, Amina realizes that it is better to be herself.
Golden Domes and Silver Lanterns by
Magnificently capturing the colorful world of Islam for the youngest readers, this breathtaking and informative picture book celebrates Islam's beauty and traditions. From a red prayer rug to a blue hijab, everyday colors are given special meaning as young readers learn about clothing, food, and other important elements of Islamic culture, with a young Muslim girl as a guide.
Planet Omar: Incredible Rescue Mission by
Omar is going on his biggest adventure yet--a trip to Pakistan! But his excitement about the trip is interrupted by some shocking news: his amazing teacher is not coming back to school, and no one will say why. When Omar and his friends start investigating, the hints they overhear and clues they find lead them to an alarming conclusion--it must be aliens! Omar has a huge imagination, but saving his teacher from aliens seems far-fetched even to him. He's going to need out-of-this-world creative thinking and a huge spirit of adventure to solve this mystery!
The Boy at the Back of the Class by
When quiet, nine-year-old Ahmet arrives in their classroom, a boy and his friends fail to draw him out but try a new plan after learning he is a Syrian refugee.
Sadiq and the Desert Star by
When Sadiq's father leaves on a business trip, he worries he'll miss his baba too much. But Baba has a story for Sadiq: the story of the Desert Star. Learning about Baba's passion for the stars sparks Sadiq's interest in outer space. But can Sadiq find others who are willing to help him start the space club of his dreams?
The Arabic Quilt by
Kanzi’s family moves to a new school. Luckily, her new teacher values Kanzi’s culture and language. She helps Kanzi share her Egyptian culture and Arabic language with her classmates which builds bridges and friendships with her new classmates.
In My Mosque by
No matter who you are or where you’re from, everyone is welcome here. From grandmothers reading lines of the Qur’an and the imam telling stories of living as one, to meeting new friends and learning to help others, mosques are centers for friendship, community, and love.
Yasmin the Friend by
Yasmin is excited to have her friends Emma and Ali come over, and wants to play dress up. However, when her friends arrive, they have their own ideas on what they should play. Yasmin will have to think of something creative to include everyone's ideas.
Yasmin the Fashionista by
One night, Yasmin and Nani have an impromptu fashion show using Mama's clothes, until Mama's kameez gets ruined. Yasmin and Nani must rush to fix the garment before Mama gets home.
More to the Story by
From the critically acclaimed author of Amina’s Voice comes a new story inspired by Louisa May Alcott’s beloved classic, Little Women, featuring four sisters from a modern American Muslim family living in Georgia.
Power Forward by
Fourth-grader Zayd yearns to play basketball on the Gold Team, but when he skips orchestra rehearsal to practice, his parents forbid anything basketball-related, and tryouts are coming soon.
Planet Omar: Accidental Trouble Magnet by
Young Omar has a huge imagination, but even so he struggles to find something to be excited about when moving to a new home and starting at a new school--his imagination conjures up zombie alien teachers, but also mean kids. He makes a new best friend, but also draws the ire of the bully Daniel, who tells Omar that soon all Muslims are going to be banned from the country. Fortunately, Omar's huge imagination and fun family can help him get through any trouble.
Sadiq and the Ramadan Gift by
It's Ramadan! In the spirit of the season, Sadiq and his friends want to give back to their community. The friends band together to raise money to build a new school for children in Somalia. They decide to put on a community iftar as a fund-raiser, but not everyone agrees where their efforts should be spent. Can they find a way to work together?
Malala's Magic Pencil by
Presents a picture book featuring the true story of the childhood of Malala Yousafzai and how she used her pen and her writing to speak out for the right for girls to get an education in Afghanistan.
Muslim Girls Rise by
Profiles nineteen contemporary Muslim women who have made significant contributions to fields such as government, science, entertainment, activism, culinary arts, sports, and fashion.
Yasmin the Builder by
During recess, Yasmin gets inspiration for her makerspace project that brings the whole class together.
Ramadan Moon by
An introduction for children to the Muslim holiday of Ramadan featuring verse and colorful illustrations.
Saffron Ice Cream by
Rashin is an Iranian immigrant girl living in New York, excited by her first trip to Coney Island, and fascinated by the differences in the beach customs between her native Iran and her new home--but she misses the saffron flavored ice cream that she used to eat.
Under My Hijab by
A young Muslim girl observes the various ways the women around her wear their hijab. She is inspired by them for all the wonderful things they do that make them strong women. Includes a brief summary of what a hijab is and how and why it's worn.
Planet Omar: Unexpected Super Spy by
Omar and his friends team up to raise money to save his family's favorite mosque from closing. They put on a successful talent show, but the next day the money from the show goes missing. Omar puts his creativity to use to find the thief, and he discovers the most unlikely culprit.
Sadiq and the Bridge Builders by
Lately it seems to be raining constantly, making it difficult for Sadiq to play outside. When the librarian at his school starts a building club, Sadiq and his friends decide to join. They're tasked with building a city model to withstand a natural disaster. Inspired by the flooding happening in their own community, can Sadiq and friends come up with a solution?
The Proudest Blue by
A powerful, vibrantly illustrated story about the first day of school--and two sisters on one's first day of hijab--by Olympic medalist and social justice activist Ibtihaj Muhammad.
Mommy's Khimar by
Colorful illustrations show a young African American Muslim girl trying on her mother's headscarf, called a khimar or hijab. The yellow khimar means the most and as she wears it throughout the day, feeling the love of her family both Muslim and non-Muslim.
Lailah's Lunchbox by
Lailah is delighted that she can fast during the month of Ramadan like her family and her friends in Abu Dhabi, but finding a way to explain to her teacher and classmates in Atlanta, Georgia, is a challenge until she gets some good advice from the librarian, Mrs. Carman.
Yasmin the Soccer Star by
While everyone in her gym class is excited to play soccer, Yasmin is not. She is afraid--the pros on TV seem so rough--but with some help and courage she finds it in herself to play goalie when her team needs her.