Review: The Illustrated Quran by David Anthony & Siraj Publications

SYNOPSIS The Illustrated Quran is a revolutionary teaching tool for youth aged 9-13 that encourages thoughtful and critical reading of the Quran through the use of an up-to-date translation that includes a unique colour coded system of notes to improve reading comprehension without distracting from the original Arabic text and message.   Review:★★★★★ I didn’t... Continue Reading →

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Review: Love from A to Z by S.K. Ali

Synopsis A marvel: something you find amazing. Even ordinary-amazing. Like potatoes—because they make French fries happen. Like the perfect fries Adam and his mom used to make together.  An oddity: whatever gives you pause. Like the fact that there are hateful people in the world. Like Zayneb’s teacher, who won’t stop reminding the class how... Continue Reading →

Review: Mirage by Somaiya Daud

  SYNOPSIS: In a world dominated by the brutal Vathek empire, eighteen-year-old Amani is a dreamer. She dreams of what life was like before the occupation; she dreams of writing poetry like the old-world poems she adores; she dreams of receiving a sign from Dihya that one day, she, too, will have adventure, and travel... Continue Reading →

Review: Love, Hate, And Other Filters by Samira Ahmed

SYNOPSIS: In this unforgettable debut novel, an Indian-American Muslim teen copes with Islamophobia, cultural divides among peers and parents, and a reality she can neither explain nor escape.     Seventeen-year-old Maya Aziz is torn between worlds. There’s the proper one her parents expect for their good Indian daughter: attending a college close to their suburban Chicago... Continue Reading →

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