Books with Muslim American Characters

From family dramas to dating dilemmas, from holiday celebrations to fighting racial or religious prejudice at school, these books offer mirrors of and windows into the lives of Muslim American kids and teens. The books on this list are surefire wins for kids who want to read more about growing up Muslim in the United States. For more stories of struggle and joy, check out our Books to Help Kids Understand the Immigrant Experience and Books About Racism and Social Justice.

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The Proudest Blue: A Story of Hijab and Family Book Poster Image
Vivid art, powerful story about sisters overcoming bigotry.
By Ibtihaj Muhammad, S.K. Ali
(2020)
(2019)
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Yo Soy Muslim: A Father's Letter to His Daughter Book Poster Image
Poetic call to be proud of your heritage in a diverse world.
By Mark Gonzales
(2017)
(2017)
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Muslim Girls Rise: Inspirational Champions of Our Time Book Poster Image
Lively bios of remarkable Muslim women inspire, entertain.
By Saira Mir
(2019)
(2019)
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Amina's Voice Book Poster Image
Beautiful tale of Pakistani American middle-schooler.
By Hena Khan
(2017)
(2017)
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More to the Story Book Poster Image
Warm Little Women update stars Pakistani American sisters.
By Hena Khan
(2019)
(2019)
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Once Upon an Eid: Stories of Hope and Joy by 15 Muslim Voices Book Poster Image
Lots of great life lessons as families celebrate holiday.
By S.K. Ali, Aisha Saeed
(2020)
(2020)
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Count Me In Book Poster Image
Powerful, appealing story about 7th grader fighting racism.
By Varsha Bajaj
(2019)
(2019)
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Other Words for Home Book Poster Image
Hopeful, relatable story of Syrian refugee in middle school.
By Jasmine Warga
(2019)
(2019)
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Shooting Kabul Book Poster Image
Life and 9/11 through lens of 11-year-old Afghan immigrant.
By N.H. Senzai
(2011)
(2011)
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The Sword of Summer: Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard, Book 1 Book Poster Image
Exciting Norse mythology adventure with Percy-like hero.
By Rick Riordan
(2015)
(2015)
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All-American Muslim Girl Book Poster Image
Captivating coming-of-age tale explores identity, racism.
By Nadine Jolie Courtney
(2020)
(2019)
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The Awakening of Malcolm X Book Poster Image
Intimate fictional memoir brings Malcolm X to life.
By Ilyasah Shabazz, Tiffany D. Jackson
(2021)
(2021)
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Watched Book Poster Image
Compelling tale of Muslim teen's dilemma informing for cops.
By Marina Budhos
(2017)
(2016)
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A Very Large Expanse of Sea Book Poster Image
Muslim teen busts stereotypes in bitterly funny school tale.
By Tahereh Mafi
(2018)
(2018)
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Saints and Misfits, Book 1 Book Poster Image
Muslim teen girl stands up to assaulter in empowering tale.
By S.K. Ali
(2017)
(2017)
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Written in the Stars Book Poster Image
Compelling tale of Pakistani American forced into marriage.
By Aisha Saeed
(2015)
(2015)
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An Emotion of Great Delight Book Poster Image
Love, turmoil in emotionally intense post-9/11 teen tale.
By Tahereh Mafi
(2021)
(2021)
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Love from A to Z Book Poster Image
North American Muslim teens find romance on Qatar trip.
By S.K. Ali
(2019)
(2019)
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Yes No Maybe So Book Poster Image
Engaging blend of activism and cross-cultural romance.
By Becky Albertalli, Aisha Saeed
(2020)
(2020)
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