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Muslim Booklist - Contemporary Picture Books


Big Red Lollipop
 
Rukhsana Khan

A story about two sisters, greed and temptation.

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Time to Pray
Maha Adassi

A story about a girl who learns about the Muslim prayer

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The Roses in my Carpets
The Roses in my Carpets
Rukhsana Khan

A young Afghan refugee finds hope amid adversity.


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King of the Skies
King of the Skies
Rukhsana Khan

A crippled boy in Pakistan has one day every year, the day of the kite festival, when he rules.


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Silly Chicken
Silly Chicken
Rukhsana Khan

Rani, a girl in Pakistan, believes her mother loves their hen more than her.


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Ruler of the Courtyard
Ruler of the Courtyard
Rukhsana Khan

Saba, a girl in Pakistan, overcomes her fear of chickens.


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Going to Mecca
Naima b. Robert

A family goes for Hajj, the big pilgrimage in Mecca.
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  Ramadan Moon
Naima b. Robert

A poetic story about a girl's experience of Ramadan.
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Sami and the Time of Troubles
Sami and the Time of Troubles
Florence Parry Heide

Sami deals with the realities of war in Beirut.


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My Name is Bilal
My Name is Bilal
Asma Mobin-Uddin

A young boy learns to appreciate his Muslim culture and name.


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Nabeel's New Pants
 
Fawzia Gilani-Williams

A traditional humorous story of Eid.

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The Day of Ahmed's Secret
 
Florence Parry Heide

Ahmed, a young boy in Cairo, has a secret.

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The Best Eid Ever
The Best Eid Ever
Asma Mobin-Uddin

A touching story about neighbourly charity and a young Pakistani-American girl celebrating Eid ul Adha.


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A Party in Ramadan
A Party in Ramadan
Asma Mobin-Uddin

A girl attends a party while she's fasting.


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Night of the Moon
Night of the Moon
Hena Khan

A Pakistani-American shares the joy of Ramadan.


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Sitti's Secrets
Sitti’s Secrets
Naomi Shihab Nye

A young American returns to her roots in Palestine to visit her grandmother.


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Nadia the Willful
Nadia the Willful
Sue Alexander

A beautiful story of bereavement.


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My Name was Hussein
My Name Was Hussein
Hristo Kyuchukov

Based on the author's experience in Bulgaria and being forced to change his name.


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The White Nights of Ramadan
The White Nights of Ramadan
Maha Adassi

A look at an Arab custom during Ramadan.


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The Last Night of Ramadan
The Last Night of Ramadan
Maisa Hamed

A story of the last night in Ramadan.


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From Far Away
From Far Away
Robert Munsch, Saoussan Askar

This is a collaboration based on the story of Askar, who left Beirut for Canada, at the age of five.


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Nadia's Hands
Nadia's Hands
Karen English

A young South Asian girl feels self-conscious after putting henna on her hands.


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The Swirling Hijaab
The Swirling Hijaab
Na'ima Bint Robert

A little girl plays imaginatively with her mother's religious head scarf.


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The Color of Home
The Color of Home
Mary Hoffman

A young boy deals with leaving his war torn homeland and coming to America.


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I Lost My Tooth in Africa
I Lost My Tooth In Africa
Penda Diakite

An effortless blending of parallel cultures, written by a child.


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Samira's Eid
Samira's Eid
Nasreen Aktar

A simple Eid story.


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My Mother's Garden
Emila Yusof

A young girl in Malaysia explores her mother's garden.

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