Black History Month: 12 Books for Children Written by Black Muslim Authors

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As part of my ongoing effort to incorporate the work of people of color into our family library, a post from the site muslimgirl.com caught my eye. Recommended by a friend who is also a scholar of Islam, this post captures the essence of intersectionality and illustrates how important it is for us to be engaged listeners.

12 Books for Children Written by Black Muslim Authors

The author, who posts as ayakhalil on the site, shares their frustration at the comparative lack of attention given to Black History Month both in Islāmic schools and within mosques and has provided a recommended reading list for children consisting entirely of Black Muslim authors for anyone that shares a desire to explore this intersection. Check it out and let me know what you think!

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