Welcome 2022 and the following 35+ beautiful children books by Arab and/or Muslim authors, or about Arab and/or Muslim kids, to enjoy!
With January upon us, it means that Multicultural Children’s Book Day is right around the corner.
I am so excited to be co-Hosting anothehttps://acraftyarab.com/2021/01/mosque-mud-painting-tutorial-plus-in-my-mosque-review/r year and will be sharing a review of a book on January 26th, 2022.
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. In 2020, I was blessed with a Palestinian American book. And last year, 2021, I received a beautiful mosque book. that lets children see the inside of this important community space.
As I await by my mailbox for this year’s special delivery, I thought I’d compile a list of 30+ upcoming PB (picture books), MG (middle grade) and YA (young adult) books coming out of the Arab & Muslim diaspora in 2022. Sadly there are fewer books published this year.
I will updated them with links to buy as they are available, so be sure to bookmark this page. Links will take you to Amazon, as I am affiliate member and use money made from any purchases to pay for the hosting of this website. Shukran (Arabic for thank you) for supporting my research. The biggest compliment you can give me would be if you could share this with a caregiver, teacher or parent who is interested in these books for their children.
Princess Sophia Duleep Singh by Sufiya Ahmed
Love from Mecca to Medina by S.K. Ali
Queen of the Tiles by Hanna Alkaf
Salaam, With Love by Sara Sharaf Beg
A Show for Two by Tashie Bhuiyan
A Flash of Fireflies by Aisha Bushby
The River of Silver by S.A. Chakraborty
The Katha Chest by Radhiah Chowdhury and Lavanya Naidu
My Dad is Always Working by Hafsah Dabiri and Arwa Salameh
Fight Back by A.M. Dassu
The Sevenfold Hunters by Rose Egal
Hana’s Hundreds of Hijabs by Razeena Omar Gutta
Rumaysa: Ever After by Radiya Hafiza As Long As
As Long as the Lemon Trees Grow by Zoulfa Katouh
Our World: Egypt Aya Khalil
Nura and the Immortal Palace by M.T. Khan
Amina’s Song by Hena Khan
Zara’s Rules for Record-Breaking Fun by Hena Khan
Zara’s Rules for Finding Hidden Treasure by Hena Khan
Zara’s Rules for Living Your Best Life by Hena Khan
Meet Me in Mumbai by Sabina Khan
This Woven Kingdom by Tahereh Mafi
Talking About A Revolution by Yassmin Abdel-Magied
The Balloon Thief by Aneesa Marufu
Planet Omar: Ultimate Rocket Blast by Zanib Mian
Why is Nobody Laughing? by Yasmin Rahman
Dear Black Child by Rahma Rodaah
You Truly Assumed by Laila Sabreen
Omar Rising by Aisha Saeed
The Great Labne Trade by Eman Saleh
Squire by Nadia Shammas and Sara Alfageeh
Bhai for Now by Maleeha Siddiqui
That’s Not My Name by Anoosha Syed
All My Rage by Sabaa Tahir
One Wish by M. O. Yuksel
Zachary Ying and the Dragon Emperor by Xiran Jay Zhao