Dear little one, / know you are wondrous. / A child of crescent moons, / a builder of mosques, / a descendant of brilliance, / an ancestor in training.
Written by Muslim and Latino poet Mark Gonzales as a poetically affirming letter from a father to his daughter, Yo Soy Muslim is a celebration of social harmony and multicultural identities. The vivid and elegant verse, accompanied by magical and vibrant illustrations, highlights the diversity of the Muslim community as well as Indigenous identity. A literary journey of discovery and wonder, Yo Soy Muslim is sure to inspire adults and children alike.
"Newcomer Gonzales, a Latino poet and convert to Islam, invites his daughter to take pride in her identity and heritage as a 'child of crescent moons/ a builder of mosques,/ a descendant of brilliance,/ an ancestor in training'.... This intensely personal book is not meant as an introduction to Islam; instead, it speaks directly to Muslim children growing up in a place where they may be marked as different — children in need of a voice to recognize and speak for them." Publishers Weekly
|Recommended Age||4 - 8|
|Publication Date||Aug 29, 2017|
|Publisher||Salaam Reads / Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers|