Category Archives: Muslims

It All Comes Back to You by Farah Naz Rishi

            It All Comes Back to You by Farah Naz Rishi, Quill Tree Books, 2021. 9780062741486 Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 5 Format: Hardcover Genre: Romance/Realistic Fiction/Mystery What did you like about the book? Pakistani … Continue reading

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Barakah Beats by Maleeha Siddiqui

Barakah Beats by Maleeha Siddiqui. Scholastic, 2021. 9781338702064 Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 4 Format: ARC (10/21 pub date) Genre:  Realistic fiction What did you like about the book? After being homeschooled for most of her … Continue reading

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Amira’s Picture Day – Reem Faruqi, illustrated by Fahmida Azim

Amira’s Picture Day – Reem Faruqi, illustrated by Fahmida Azim. Holiday House, 2021. 9780823440191  Format: Hardcover Rating:  1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 4  Genre: picture book What did you like about the book? Amira and her … Continue reading

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My First Book About Ramadan: Teachings for Toddlers and Young Children – Sara Khan, illustrated by Ali Lodge

My First Book About Ramadan: Teachings for Toddlers and Young Children – Sara Khan, illustrated by Ali Lodge, The Islamic Foundation, 9780860378303, 2021 Format:  Board book Rating:  1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 5  What did you … Continue reading

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Home is Not a Country by Safia Elhillo

Home is Not a Country by Safia Elhillo. Make Me a World, (9780593177051), 2021 Format: Hardcover Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 5 Genre: novel in verse; science fiction or magical realism What did you like … Continue reading

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Amina’s Song by Hena Khan

Amina’s Song by Hena Khan. Aladdin, 2021. 9781534459885 Format: ARC (3/21 pub date) Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 4 Genre:  Realistic fiction What did you like about the book? Amina, a Pakistani-American middle schooler, has just … Continue reading

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Planet Omar: Unexpected Super Spy by Zanib Mian, illustrated by Nasaya Mafaridik

Planet Omar: Unexpected Super Spy by Zanib Mian, illustrated by Nasaya Mafaridik. Penguin, 9780593109243, 2020 Format: Hardcover, 141 pages Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 3 Genre:  Realistic Fiction What did you like about the book? Utilizing copious illustrations … Continue reading

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Flying Over Water – Shannon Hitchcok and N.H. Senzai

 Flying Over Water – Shannon Hitchcok and N.H. Senzai, Scholastic Press, 2020. 9781338617665 Format: Uncorrected proof Rating:  1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 4  Genre: Realistic Fiction  What did you like about the book? 12-year-old Noura Alwan … Continue reading

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No True Believers by Rabiah York Lumbar

 No True Believers by Rabiah York Lumbard, Crown Books, 9780525644255, 2020 Format: First Edition Hardcover Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 5 Genre:  Realistic Fiction   What did you like about the book?  This book had me hooked … Continue reading

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Muslim Girls Rise: Inspirational Champions of Our Time by Saira Mir, illustrated by Aaliya Jaleel

Muslim Girls Rise: Inspirational Champions of Our Time by Saira Mir, illustrated by Aaliya Jaleel. Salaam Reads, 2019. 9781532218882 Format: Hardcover Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 4 What did you like about the book? Nineteen Muslim women … Continue reading

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