Islam

Children's Books about Ramadan and those featuring Muslims

Ramadan, the Muslim holy month, began this week, making it a good time to highlight recently published books about Ramadan and those that feature Muslims.

My wonderful colleague, Erica, wrote a great post in 2015 about books that feature Muslim characters.

In the few years since her post was published, the representation of Muslims in children’s books has increased.

Here is a list of some of those books.

 

Books about Ramadan:

Ramadan: the Holy Month of Fasting by Ausma Zehanat Khan

Amal’s Ramadan by Amy Maranville

Ramadan by Hannah Eliot

It’s Ramadan, Curious George by Hena Khan

Drummer Girl by Hiba Masood

A Moon for Mo and Moe by Jane Breskin Zalben

It’s Ramadan and Eid al-Fitr by Richard Sebra

 

Additional children's book titles about Ramadan can be found here.

 

 

Picture Books:

Under my Hijab by Hena Khan (on order)

Crescent Moons and Pointed Minarets by Hena Khan

Mommy’s Khimar by Jamilah Thompkins-Bigelow

Yo Soy Muslim by Mark Gonzales

 

Fiction:

Amina’s Voice by Hena Khan

Other Words for Home by Jasmine Warga (on order)

The Gauntlet by Karuna Riazi

Escape from Aleppo by N.H. Senzai

Museum Mysteries featuring Amal Farah by Steven Brezenoff

 

Early Readers: (Fiction for beginning readers)

Zayd Saleem, Chasing the Dream by Hena Khan

 

Moving Up: (Fiction at about the 2nd - 4th grade levels)

Yasmin series by Saadia Faruqi

 

Biographies:

Proud: Young Readers Edition by Ibtihaj Muhammad

Becoming Kareem: Growing Up On and Off the Court by Kareem Abdul-Jabaar

Malala: Activist for Girls' Education by Raphaële Frier