Top Arab and Muslim Children Books for 2020 {Resource}

Welcome 2020 and all these stunning children books by Arab and/or Muslim authors, or about Arab and/or Muslim kids, to enjoy!

Now that January has arrived, it means that Multicultural Children’s Book Day is right around the corner.

I am so excited to be co-Hosting another year and will be sharing a review of a book about a Palestinian little girl on January 31st, 2020.

To recap, I was sent a Persian book in 2017, and a Sudanese book in 2018, both great additions to diverse kidlit book shelves around the world. I was fortune enough to receive three books for my 2019 Multicultural Children’s Book Day reviews, which can be found here, here and here.

As I await by my mailbox for this year’s special delivery, I thought I’d compile a list of 20+ upcoming PB (picture books), MG (middle grade) and YA (young adult) books coming out of the Arab & Muslim diaspora in 2020. I will updated them with links to buy as they are available.

Once you finish this list, I have also added a top secret page 2 that lists adult books coming out in 2020. Look for the page 2 option under the “Sharing is caring” buttons.

Please visit A Crafty Arab on Pinterest to check out the Arab & Muslim children books board. Also, be sure to visit the educational resource page.

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Silverwood by Diana Abu-Jaber

Muslim children book

How It All Blew Up by Arvin Ahmadi

Muslim children book

Mad, Bad & Dangerous to Know by Samira Ahmed

Muslim children book

Once Upon an Eid by SK Ali and Aisha Saeed

Muslim children book

The Girl And The Ghost by Hanna Alkaf

Muslim children book

You Exist Too Much by Zaina Arafat

Muslim children book

Sanctuary by Marina Budhos (coming out in 2020)

The Empire Of Gold by S.A. Chakraborty

Muslim children book

Boy, Everywhere by A.M. Dassu

Court of Lions: A Mirage Novel (Mirage Series) by Somaiya Daud

Muslim children book

Escape This Book! Tombs of Egypt by Bill Doyle

Baba, What Does My Name Mean?: A Journey to Palestine by Rifk Ebeid

Muslim children book

We Free the Stars (Sands of Arawiya) by Hafsah Faizal         

Muslim children book

The Girl Who Stole An Elephant by Nizrana Farook

Muslim children book

A Place at the Table by Saadia Faruqi and Laura Shovan

A Thousand Questions by Saadia Faruqi

Muslim children book

Yasmin the Friend by Saadia Faruqi

Muslim children book

Yasmin the Gardener by Saadia Faruqi

Muslim children book

Yasmin the Soccer Star by Saadia Faruqi

Muslim children book

Yasmin the Writer by Saadia Faruqi

Muslim children book

Alya and the Three Cats by Amina Hachimi Alaoui

Muslim children book

The Family Tree by Sairish Hussain

Muslim children book

What Color Is My Hijab? By Hudda Ibrahim

Muslim children book

Hijab And Red Lipstick by Yousra Imran (October 2020)

Muslim children book

Amazing Muslims Who Changed The World by Burhana Islam

Henna Wars by Adiba Jaigirdar

Muslim children book

Crowning Soul : Heart of Noorenia by Sahira Javaid

Arabic Quilt: An Immigrant Story by Aya Khali

Muslim children book

The Bladebone: Book Four of the Khorasan Archives by Ausma Zehanat Khan

Like the Moon Loves the Sky by Hena Khan

Muslim children book

My First Book About Allah by Sara Khan

Muslim children book

Zara Hossain Is Here by Sabrina Khan

Muslim children book

Thorn by Intisar Khanani

Muslim children book

Darius the Great Deserves Better by Adib Khorram

Muslim children book

No True Believers by Rabiah York Lumbard

Muslim children book

Imagine Me (Shatter Me Series Book 6) by Tahereh Mafi

Muslim children book

More Than Just a Pretty Face by Syed M. Masood

Muslim children book

Planet Omar: Unexpected Super Spy by Zanib Mian

Muslim children book

Farah Rocks Fifth Grade by Susan Muaddi Darraj

Arab children book

Farah Rocks Summer Break by Susan Muaddi Darraj

Arab children book

Everything Sad Is Untrue by Daniel Nayeri

Muslim children book

Salma the Syrian Chef by Danny Ramadan

Muslim children book

I Went for Hajj by Na’ima B. Robert

Muslim children book

Yes No Maybe So by Aisha Saeed and Becky Albertalli

Muslim children book

This Is All Your Fault by Aminah Mae Safi

Muslim children book

Flying Over Water by N. H. Senzai and Shannon Hitchcock

Muslim children book

Hafsa’s Kisses by Tayyaba Syed

Noor Inayat Khan (Choose Your Own Adventure Spies) by Rana Tahir

Muslim children book

A Sky Beyond the Storm (An Ember in the Ashes series book 4) by Sabaa Tahir

Muslim children book

Your Name Is a Song by Jamilah Thompkins-Bigelow

Muslim children book

Satoko and Nada Vol. 3 by Yupechika

Muslim children book

Satoko and Nada Vol. 4 by Yupechika

Muslim children book

The Hour of the Oryx (The Moon of Masarrah Series) by Farah Zaman

Muslim children book

Muhammad Ali: My First Muhammad Ali (Little People, BIG DREAMS) by Maria Isabel Sanchez Vegara

Continue on to PAGE 2 (below) for more Arab and/or Muslim authors to enjoy for adults.

Please bookmark this page for updates. On January 1, 2019 I compiled a book list that was 20+ books but when December 31, 2019 had arrived, the list had close to 90 books.

To see more books lists for children & teens that teach about the Arab world or Muslim culture, visit the education page, that has hundreds like these

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