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Muslim Journeys

Islam is one of the largest and fastest growing religions in the world, and yet it may also be one of the most misunderstood. Read how it's like to be a Muslim in the United States and abroad. Also, be sure to check out the programs on Islam that are going on all year round, part of the 'Muslim Journeys' series.

Muslim Journeys

 

Does My Head Look Big In This?

Sixteen-year old Australian high school junior Aman decides over break from her posh school to wear a hijab, the Muslim head covering, to show her faith. Everyone has a different opinion of her hijab, including the boy she has a crush on.

 

Ten Things I Hate About Me

Lebanese-Australian Jamilah, known in school as Jamie, hides her heritage from her classmates and tries to pass by dyeing her hair blonde and wearing blue-tinted contact lenses, until her conflicted feelings become too much for her to bear.

 

No God But God : the Origins and Evolution of Islam

Read how it all began in this fascinating recounting of Muhammad's life, the founder of Islam, and how Islam evolved into one of the most widely practiced religions in the world.

 

Ask Me No Questions

Nadira and her family came to the U.S. from Bangladesh looking for a better life, but their visas expired before they became legal U.S. citizens. Then 9/11 happens. Suddenly, being a Muslim in America makes you suspect and without permanent papers her family might get arrested! How can she focus on school work, help her sister become valedictorian, and keep this all secret when everything her family is working for is so dangerously on the line?

 

Skunk Girl

Nina Khan is not just the only Muslim student in her small-town high school in upstate New York, she also faces the legacy of her nerdy older sister, body hair, and the pain of having a crush when her parents forbid her to date.

 

My Sister Lives On the Mantelpiece

My sister lives on the mantelpiece. Well, some of her does. Everyone kept saying it would get better with time, but that's just one of those lies that grownups tell. Five years on, its worse than ever: Dad drinks, Mums gone and Jamie's left with questions that he must answer for himself.

 

What do Muslims believe? : the roots and realities of modern Islam

In the aftermath of September 11th, some Americans began to associate Islam with violence, terrorism, questionable attitudes toward women, and hatred of the West. In contrast, Ziauddin Sardur shows Islam as a religion like many others: people follow it in different ways, some people follow it faithfully, and others do not. Ever wonder what it means to be a Muslim? Read this book to find out.

 

Persepolis

Adolescence can be a tough time for a young girl, even more so during a revolution! 10 year old Marjane describes what it was like growing up in Iran during the revolution, as well the perils associated with living in a war-torn nation while trying to simply be a girl.

 

Bestest Ramadan Ever

During Ramadan Muslim's across the world do not eat for one month from sunrise to sunset. Fifteen-year-old Almira finds this totally unfair along with the fact that her overprotective parents refuse to let her date and make her keep a strict curfew. This is a hilarious book about growing up and finding identity as both a Muslim and an American.

 

Borderline

In this gripping thriller Sami Sabiri, a Muslim teenager, risks his life to uncover the truth when his father is implicated in a terrorist plot.

 
Women in Islam

This book offers a variety of perspectives-eyewitness accounts, governmental views, scientific analysis, newspaper and magazine accounts, and many more-to illuminate the issue of women in Islam.