Traditional Reads

The Autobiography of Malcolm X classic

Does My Head Look Big In This? A stereotypical teenage girl who chooses to wear a hijab YA

The Muslim Next Door: The Qur’an, the Media, and That Veil Thing I met the author before I knew about the book; gets rave reviews and I have heard nothing but good about it

Acts of Faith: The Story of an American Muslim, the Struggle for the Soul of a Generation Eboo Patel’s narrative about his life as an Muslim Indian American and the Interfaith movement: New York Bestseller

Even Angels Ask: A Journey to Islam in America the author, Jeffery Lang [whom I have a soft spot], attempting to share the American convert’s experience of discovering Islam.

Muhammad: A Prophet for Our Time by Karen Armstrong, need I to say more?

The Girl in the Tangerine Scarf A Novel

Daughters of Another Path: Experiences of American Women Choosing Islam Why and how they came to Islam; what their lives are like as a result of that choice, etc.

Love in a Headscarf title says it all

Unimagined: A Muslim Boy Meets the West humorous account of a young Pakistani boy arriving in Britain in the early 60s with his parents and the challenges he faces in growing-up in not always friendly ‘multi-cultural’ Britain

Ten Things I Hate About Me from the same author who wrote “Does My Head Look Big In This?” YA

From My Sister’s Lips story of a western woman who converts and covers from head to toe

From Somalia With Love story of a London girl whose father comes from Somalia after 12 years

Feel free to suggest more…


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