We hope that this list serves two purposes:
1. Ongoing repository of books written by Muslimahs
2. The books on this wishlist will be donated to
RCC (Rohingya Cultural Center), Girl Forward, and local libraries.
The idea originated when the RCC assistant director told us that the kids have a hard time relating to and focusing on books that they do not feel represented in. So in 2018, we kicked off our virtual book drive that provided RCC with books that had Muslim protagonists and it was a hit with the children!
This year we are expanding the donation locations and highlighting Muslim women authors as there are many up and coming talented muslimahs that deserve to be highlighted! We hope that you can help kids take an interest in reading by providing them books that they can relate to and also use this as an idea list of what books you want to read next to support Muslim women authors!
GirlForward is a community of support dedicated to creating and enhancing opportunities for girls who have been displaced by conflict and persecution.
The Rohingya Cultural Center is a community based social service organization aimed at serving the needs of the Rohingya refugee population in Chicago as well as raising awareness of the persecution of the Rohingya in Myanmar.