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.
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
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
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