As we celebrate Muslim Women’s Day around the world today, we want to share a great post from HeiseReads with #ownvoices books from Muslim authors and illustrators.
Sharing the Heart to Offset the Hate in the Headlines: Books from Muslim Authors
With the news about the terrorist attack on mosques in New Zealand, my mind went to books I could share with students. The books that would help them better understand what it means when they hear the word Muslim or Islam.
The books that would help them better understand that our library is an inclusive space. Lastly, the books that would help them better understand the heart of the people instead of the hate from the headlines. Because that is the power of books. They grow understanding and empathy, and if we are critical about representation and are intentional about what and when we share and promote them, they can grow a better society.
Read on for the full book lists of picture books, chapter books, middle grade and YA books from Heise Reads.
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Wonderful article and resources to help support understanding!
We have a series of fun and colorful picture books for children about Islam that might also be useful to your readers.