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“A poetic celebration of heritage and faith, past and future…” –Kirkus Reviews

Yo Soy Muslim: A Father’s Letter To His Daughter

Written by Mark Gonzales
Illustrated by Mehrdokht Amini
Published by Saalam Reads/Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers

From Muslim and Latino poet Mark Gonzales comes a touching and lyrical picture book about a parent who encourages their child to find joy and pride in all aspects of their multicultural identity. 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 as a 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.

Primary ISBN: 9781481489362
Available As: Hardcover
Picture Book, Age 05 or older

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Setting: United States

Character’s New Arrival/New American Status: Arrival

Book Creator(s) Connection to the Community Represented: Own Voices/Lived Experience

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