This list of 24 children’s books was created to celebrate Black Muslim authors and protagonists for February’s Black History Month.
The Pew Research Center estimates the total populations of Muslims in the United States at 2.35 million, with Black/African-American Muslims making up 20% of that population. Some have ancestral ties as turn of the century slaves stolen from West/Central Africa, or others have converted in the recent centuries.
In American history, Malcolm X is considered the first person to start the movement among African Americans towards mainstream Islam, after he made the pilgrimage to Mecca, in Saudi Arabia.
I’ve already compiled a list of Malcolm X books, so I thought I’d gather a list of other books written about and/or by Black Muslims in America, for children.
This blog post is part of the fifth annual Black History Month Blog Hop from Multicultural Kids Blog. This event brings together various blogs from around the world to explore the rich history and cultures of Africa and the African diaspora.
Please visit the other blogs at the bottom of this post for more educational posts about this important month in our calendar.
Nanni’s Hijab by Khadijah Abdul-Haqq
Adam To Zamzam And Fun In The Sun by Jamila Alqarnain & Karimah Alhark
Fun in the Sun by Jamila Alqarnain & Karimah Alhark
Hind’s Hands: A Story about Autism by Jamila Alqarnain & Karimah Alhark
Princess And The Good Deed, The by Jamila Alqarnain & Karimah Alhark
Rasheed’s Deeds by Jamila Alqarnain & Karimah Alhark
Yak in the Back by Jamila Alqarnain & Karimah Alhark
Not Quite Snow White by Ashley Franklin
Hannah Habibi Learns About Modesty by Janette Grant
Sameerah’s Hijab: and the first day of school by Janette Grant
Beauty Of My Hijab by Fatimah Ashaela Moore Ibrahim
Proudest Blue: A Story of Hijab and Family, The by Ibtihaj Muhammad
Bashirah and The Amazing Bean Pie Ameenah Muhammad-Diggins
Ngozi’s Little Brown Princess Tea Party by Asiyah Muhsin-Thomas
Sadiq and the Desert Star by Nuurali. Siman
Little Brother for Sale by Rahma Rodaah
Muhiima’s Quest by Rahma Rodaah,
Wahid and His Special Friend by Robyn Saleem-Abdusamad
You Are Beautiful by Robyn Saleem-Abdusamad
Zaynab’s Enchanted Scarf Robyn Saleem-Abdusamad
Betty Before X by Ilyasah Shabazz
Malcolm Little by Ilyasah Shabazz
Silly Monkey by Rhoda Sye
Mommy’s Khimar by Jamilah Thompkins-Bigelow
Welcome to our fifth annual Black History Month Blog Hop, where together we explore the rich history and cultures of Africa and the African diaspora.
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