Long ago, Muslim women rode into battle to defend their dreams. They opened doors to the world's oldest library. They ruled, started movements, and spread knowledge. Today, Muslim women continue to make history. Once upon a time, they were children with dreams, just like you.
Discover the true stories of nineteen unstoppable Muslim women of the twenty-first century who have risen above challenges, doubts, and sometimes outright hostility to blaze trails in a wide range of fields. Whether it was the culinary arts, fashion, sports, government, science, entertainment, education, or activism, these women never took "no" for an answer or allowed themselves to be silenced. Instead, they worked to rise above and not only achieve their dreams, but become influential leaders.
Through short, information-rich biographies and vibrant illustrations, Muslim Girls Rise introduces young readers to the diverse and important contributions Muslim women have made, and role models they may never have heard of before, but whose stories they will never forget.
"This galvanizing compendium highlights an eclectic array of notable 21st-century Muslim women, among them author Ilyasah Shabazz, activist Linda Sarsour, and comedian Negin Farsad. Geared toward Muslim girls — “People may tell you that you can’t do something because of the way you look, dress, or pray” — the stories of 19 change makers each receive a dedicated spread. Jaleel’s crisp, colorful, digitally rendered illustrations show each woman in her element — teaching, signing books—alongside text explaining her achievements and an inspirational quote." — Publishers Weekly
|6 - 9
|Oct 29, 2019
|Salaam Reads / Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers