Reading Materials

Fiction For Younger Audience:

The Champ by Tanya Bolden

The Librarian of Basra by Jeannette Winter

Shooting Kabul by N.H. Senzai

Wanting Mor by Rukhsana Khan

Where the Streets Had a Name by Randa Abdel-Fattah

Nasreen’s Secret School by Jeannette Winter

Silent Music by James Rumford

The Day of Ahmed’s Secret by Florence Heide and Judith Gilliland

Kampung Boy by Lat

Mirror by Jeannie Baker

The Day of the Pelican by Katherine Paterson

Fiction For Older Audience:

Ask Me No Questions by Marina Budhos

Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi

Beneath My Mother’s Feet by Amjed Qamar

From Somalia with Love by Na’ima B. Robert

Child of Dandelions by Shenaaz Nanji

No Safe Place by Deborah Ellis

Skunk Girl by Sheba Karim

Once in a Promised Land by Laila Halaby

Non-Fiction Books:

The House of Wisdom: How Arabic Science Saved Ancient Knowledge and Gave Us the Renaissance by Jim Al-Khalili

The House of Wisdom: How the Arabs Transformed Western Civilization
by Jonathan Lyons

The Sultan and the Queen: The Untold Story of Elizabeth and Islam
by Jerry Brotton

Arabs and Muslims in the Media: Race and Representation After 9/11
by Evelyn Alsultany

I Am Malala: The Story of the Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Was Shot by the Taliban
by Malala Yousafzai

If the Oceans Were Ink: An Unlikely Friendship and a Journey to the Heart of the Quran
by Carla Power

Islam: Religion, History, and Civilization
by Sayyid H. Nasr

What Everyone Needs to Know About Islam
by John L. Esposito

Do Muslim Women Really Need Saving?
by Lila Abu-Lughod

How Does it Feel to be a Problem?
by Moustafa Bayoumi

Islam in America and Other Writings
by Muhammad Alexander Russell Webb

Muhammad: A Prophet for Our Time
by Karen Armstrong

Who Speaks for Islam
by John Esposito and Dalia Mogahed

Islamophobia: Making Muslims the Enemy
by Peter Gottschalk and Gabriel Greenberg

Muslims and the Making of America
by Dr. Amir Hussain

A Middle East Mosaic: Fragments of Life, Letters and History
by Bernard Lewis

The Islamic World
by William H. McNeill and Marilyn Waldman

Islamic Art and Visual Culture: An Anthology of Sources
by D. Fairchild Ruggle

Trade and Civilisation in the Indian Ocean: An Economic History from the Rise of Islam to 1750
by K.N. Chaudhuri

Ibn Battuta: Adventures of a Fourteenth Century Traveler
by Ross E. Dunn

World Eras: Rise and Spread of Islam, 622-1500
by Dr. Susan Douglass

The New World History: A Teacher’s Companion
by Ross E. Dunn

Rethinking World History: Essays on Europe, Islam and World History
by Marshall G.S. Hodgson

Finding Common Ground (First Amendment Center, 2000)
by Charles C. Haynes & Oliver Thomas

National Geographic: Geography of Religion
by Susan Hitchcock, John L. Esposito, Desmond Tutu

The Quran, Oxford Translation
by M. A. S. Abdel Haleem (450 pages)

The Study Quran, English Translation and Commentary
by Seyyed Hossein Nasr (2000 pages)

Online Articles: 

The Muslims of Early America by Peter Manseau

Jesus in Islam

Fear, Inc. Center for American Progress Report on the Islamophobia industry in the US

CNN: Why 80% of American Muslims fast during Ramadan. (It’s not about the food.)