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MUSLIM BOOKS with AR Levels for Public Schools list

Updated: Aug 7

Teachers and librarians often ask for more books with diverse characters and by diverse authors ( #ownvoices).


Books with people of all identities help children feel like they belong, and this list is a great place to start if you want to make sure books are not offensive or islamaphobic.


This list contains books about and/or by Muslims, ones I have personally read and felt are wonderful for classrooms and libraries.


Please note: my list is not all encompassing. I have not been able to read every single book out there (yet! lol)



BY AGE:


1. Picture books:


BIG RED LOLLIPOP (BL 2.2)

CRESCENT MOON AND POINTED MINARETS(BL: 2.8)

GOLDEN DOMES AND SILVER LANTERNS (BL: 2.4 )

THE EID AL ADHA ADVENTURE (Peg and Cat)(BL: 3.2)

MOMMY’S KHIMAR (BL: 3.5)

DEEP IN THE SAHARA (BL: 3.7)

LAILA’S LUNCHBOX (BL: 3.6)

IN MY MOSQUE (AR 3.9)

ONE SUN AND COUNTLESS STARS

HALAL HOT DOGS

THE PROUDEST BLUE (AR 2.3)

UNDER MY HIJAB (ar 3.1)

HANNAH AND THE RAMADAN GIFT (AR 3.6)

MY NAME IS BANA

ROSES IN MY CARPETS (AR 3.2)

THE ARABIC QUILT (AR 3.7)

ABDUL’S STORY



2. Non-fiction books:


IBN ALHAYTHAM: ( bl 4.7)

IQBAL AND THE INGENIOUS IDEA: (ar 4.4)

SOLAR STORY (ar 4.2)

ONE WISH: FATIMA AL-FIHRI

THE GRAND MOSQUE OF PARIS: HOW MUSLIMS RESCUED THE JEWS DURING THE HOLOCAUST (ar 7.1)

THE WORLD IS NOT A RECTANGLE (bl 4)

THE LIBRARIAN OF BASRA (ar 3.2)


3. CHAPTER BOOKS


PLANET OMAR SERIES ( bl 5)

SADIQ SERIES (3 ar points)

ZAYD SALEEM SERIES (ar 3.8-4.2 )

ZARA RULES SERIES (ar 3.9)

MARYA KHAN

ANISA’S INTERNATIONAL DAY

YASMIN SERIES (BL: 2.2-2.7)

MUST LOVE PETS SERIES



4. GRAPHIC NOVELS


WHEN STARS ARE SCATTERED (ar 3.7)

SQUIRE

STRANGE BOARDERS (ar 2.7)

RUNNING OVERLOAD (ar 2.4)

BRAVE (ar 2.8)

MS. MARVEL STRETCHED THIN (ar 3.1)

CHEF YASMINA POTATO PANIC (ar 2.8)

SATOKO AND NADA SERIES



5. Muslim MIDDLE GRADE Novels with AR standards:


YUSUF AZEEM IS NOT A HERO (ar level 4.6)

AMAL UNBOUND (ar level 4.2)

OMAR RISING

A THOUSAND QUESTIONS (ar level 4.8)

THE GAUNTLET and THE BATTLE (5.2-5.4 level)

THE SHAPE OF THUNDER( bl 4.2)

THE WEIGHT OF OUR SKY (bl 5.7 )

ONCE UPON A EID (bl 5)

SHOOTING KABUL (bl 5.4)

ESCAPE FROM ALEPPO (bl 6.4)

FLYING OVER WATER (bl 5.4)

BOY AT THE BACK OF THE CLASS (bl 5.4)

NURA AND THE IMMORTAL PALACE (bl 5.7)

AHMED AZIZ EPIC YEAR (bl 4.8)

PROUD: IBTIHAJ MUHAMMAD (ar 6.7)

WORLD IN BETWEEN

A PLACE AT THE TABLE (ar 4.4)

THE GIRL WHO STOLE AN ELEPHANT (ar 4.3)

BHA FOR NOW



6. YOUNG ADULT novels:


LOVE FROM A TO Z (AR 5)

MISFIT IN LOVE

SAINTS AND MISFITS (AR 4.9)

LOVE FROM MECCA TO MEDINA

AS LONG AS THE LEMON TREES GROW

ALL MY RAGE

HUDA F ARE YOU

THAT CAN BE ARRANGED

YES IM HOT IN THIS

THE CAT I NEVER NAMED (AR 5.5)

PUNCHING THE AIR (AR 5.7)

ALL AMERICAN MUSLIM GIRL (AR 5.7)

QUEEN OF THE TILES



note: You can read detailed reviews on my blog to decide if book is right for you and your child/students!


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