Children's Books by Muslim Women

A Place at the Table
(2020)

by Laura Shovan and Saadia Faruqi

A timely, accessible, and beautifully written story exploring themes of food, friendship, family and what it means to belong, featuring sixth graders Sara, a Pakistani American, and Elizabeth, a white, Jewish girl taking a South Asian cooking class taught by Sara’s mom.

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The Proudest Blue:
A Story of Hijab and Family

by Ibtihaj Muhammad & S.K. Ali

With her new backpack and light-up shoes, Faizah knows the first day of school is going to be special. It's the start of a brand new year and, best of all, it's her older sister Asiya's first day of hijab--a hijab of beautiful blue fabric, like the ocean waving to the sky. But not everyone sees hijab as beautiful, and in the face of hurtful, confusing words, Faizah will find new ways to be strong.

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Yasmin In Charge

by Saadia Faruqi

In this collection of four stories, Yasmin takes charge of some sticky situations! At home, at school, or out and about, Yasmin faces challenges head on with creativity and quick thinking. Whether she's creating a new recipe, finding a way to rescue a stuck toy for a little friend, or calming down monkeys (and classmates!), a clever solution to any problem is just around the corner!

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Under My Hijab

by Hena Khan

Grandma's hijab clasps under her chin. Auntie pins hers up with a whimsical brooch. Jenna puts a sun hat over hers when she hikes. Iman wears a sports hijab for tae kwon do. As a young girl observes the women in her life and how each covers her hair a different way, she dreams of the possibilities in her own future and how she might express her personality through her hijab.

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Like the Moon Loves the Sky

by Hena Khan

In this moving picture book, author Hena Khan shares her wishes for her children: "Inshallah you find wonder in birds as they fly. Inshallah you are loved, like the moon loves the sky." With vibrant illustrations and prose inspired by the Quran, this charming picture book is a heartfelt and universal celebration of a parent's unconditional love.

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Biblical Children's Stories As Told In the Qur'an

by Susan Smith

This book gives a summary for of the 25 Prophets mentioned in the Qur’an, with excellent illustrations. For children 5+

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Rahma the Raindrop

by Binte Zehra Naqvi

The adventures of Rahmah, the raindrop, who is swept away by the wind as she is falling into the ocean. Now, Rahmah needs to find her way back to the ocean! Along the way, she meets a little seed, a rose bush and a bird. They all need Rahmah's help! Will Rahmah be able to help them and find her way to the ocean?

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My Voice Is My Super Power

by Shariea Shoatz

Helping children to know Body Safety Rules, and to speak up if someone makes them feel unsafe can be a challenging, and uncomfortable task for parents, caregivers, counselors and educators. Written from a child’s voice and perspective, this book will help make the job a lot easier.

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Sameerah's Hijab and the First day of School

by Janette Grant

Sameerah has moved to the United States from Yemen and has brought a treasured portion of her culture with her. In this story about a little girl's love for her hijab scarf see how she not only shares her culture with new friends but also how she learns about her new home and classmates.

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Muslim Girls Rise:
Inspirational Champions of Our Time

by Saira Mir

Long ago, Muslim women rode into battle to defend their dreams. They opened doors to the world’s oldest library. They ruled, started movements, and spread knowledge. Today, Muslim women continue to make history.
Once upon a time, they were children with dreams, just like you.

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