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A is for Allah
A is for Allah
Yusuf Islam

Contains wonderful songs and text (by the former rock star Cat Stevens).


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Muhammad
Muhammad
Demi

An excellent picture book biography of the Prophet (peace be upon him).

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The Children's Encyclopedia of Arabia
The Children’s Encyclopedia of Arabia
Mary Beardwood

A well illustrated guide to the region.

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Three Wishes
Three Wishes
Deborah Ellis

A courageous and brutally honest look at the conflict in Israel/Palestine in the words of Israeli and Palestinian children.


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The Grand Mosque of Paris: A Story of How Muslims Rescued Jews During the Holocaust 
The Grand Mosque of Paris: A Story of How Muslims Rescued Jews During the Holocaust
 
Karen G. Ruelle and Deborah D. Desaix

A beautifully illustrated and well researched piece of history.

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The Genius of Islam: How Muslims Made the Modern World
Bryn Barnard

A fascinating look at how Muslim culture has affected our daily lives.


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Tasting the Sky
Ibtisam Barakat

A Palestinian memoir set during the six day war with Israel.

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The Islamic Year: Surahs, Stories and Celebrations (Crafts, Festivals and Family Activities Ser) 
The Islamic Year
Noorah Al-Gailani and Chris Smith

Part biography of Muhammad (peace be upon him) and part activity book.

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Celebrating Ramadan
Celebrating Ramadan
Diane Hoyt-Goldsmith

Set in America it follows a young Muslim through this special month.


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Islamic Festivals
Islamic Festivals
Khadija Knight Heinemann

Very good resource, includes information beyond the festivals.


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Tell Me About Hajj
Tell Me About Hajj
Saniyasnain Khan

Well illustrated, this book takes the reader through the steps of the fifth pillar of Islam.


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Tell Me About Muhammad
Tell Me About Muhammad
Saniyasnain Khan

A good resource on the life of Muhammad (peace be upon him).


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A 16th Century Mosque
A 16th Century Mosque
Fiona Macdonald

A beautifully illustrated book that examines Islamic architecture.


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Travelling Man:  The Journey of Ibn Batutta
Travelling Man: The Journey of Ibn Batutta
James Rumford

An intriguing look at the famous Muslim traveler.


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Muhammad Ali
Muhammad Ali
Jack Rummel

A biography of the famous boxer.


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DK’s Eyewitness Islam:  An Introduction for Kids
DK’s Eyewitness Islam: An Introduction for Kids
P.Wilkinson & B. Salazar

A detailed guide to Islam.


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Malcolm X
Malcolm X
Jack Rummel

A children’s biography of the activist.


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Ramadan
Ramadan
Suhaib Hamid Ghazi

An informative book about the month of fasting.


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The Autobiography of Malcolm X
The Autobiography of Malcolm X
Alex Haley

An excellent read and good starting point in understanding the Islamic movement in the African American community.


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The Life of the Last Prophet
The Life of the Last Prophet
Yusuf Islam

A wonderful, brief introduction to the story of Muhammad (peace be upon him) that includes beautifully rendered songs.


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Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
Helen Borello

A biography of the first Muslim African American basketball star.


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The Librarian of Basra
The Librarian of Basra
Jeanette Winter

Based on the true story of Alia Muhammad Baker's quest to save the books in her library during the American invasion of Iraq.


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Alia's Mission: Saving the Books of Iraq
Alia's Mission: Saving the Books of Iraq
Mark Alan Stamaty

Another story based on Alia Muhammad Baker's ordeal in Iraq.

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Hakeem Olajuwon
Hakeem Olajuwon
Fred McMane

A biography of the African basketball star.


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Being Muslim
Being Muslim
Haroon Siddiqui

An informative look at Muslim issues from a political angle.

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For God and Country
For God and Country: Faith and Patriotism Under Fire
James Yee

A memoir of the chaplain at Guantanamo Bay prison.


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Belonging and Banishment: Being Muslim in Canada
Belonging and Banishment: Being Muslim in Canada
Natasha Bakht

A collection of essays from top Muslim Canadians.


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