Raihanna’s First Time Fasting by Qamaer Hassan

Ten Things I Hate about Me by Randa Abdel-Fattah

Shabanu and Haveli by Suzanna Fisher Staples

All the Umm Zakkiyya Books

Butterfly Mosque

Invincible Adbullah Series by Hajj Uthman Hutchinson

Hamza series

A Moment Comes by Jennifer Bradbury

Under the Persimmon Tree by Suzanne Fisher Staples

Kiss the Dust by Elizabeth Laird

Habibi by Naomi Shihab Nye

Let it be Morning by Sayed Kashua

Love in a Headscarf by Shelina Zahra Janmohamed

Echoes by Jamilah Kolocotronis

How Mohammed Saved Miss Liberty by Holm


Grandma and Grandpa Come to Stay by Asma Zaman

The Victory Boys Series by Jamal Orme

Princess Siyana’s Pen by Zainab Merchant

Tales of Nasreddic Hodja series by Gamze Alici

Jannah Jewels Series by Umm Nura

Stairs Series by Nur Kose

Minarel by Leila Aboulela

Burcu Series by Nursen Sirin

Jewel Series by Rania Marwan

She Wore Red Sneakers

Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi

Blood Red Horse by K.M. Grant


Last of the Tasburai

3 responses »

  1. I see many good books on this list, but I would not recommend Hibibi at all – her mother is non Muslim and father is non practicing. She doesn’t understand what her grandmother is doing when she sees her praying. Her mother helps her meet her Israeli boyfriend keeping it secret from the father who would not approve.
    Sofia’s journal, on the other hand, is one of the best written books for 5-7th grade, a historical novel set in Kansas when it was deciding whether to be a slave state or not.
    Check out the list on http://www.theisla.org for a long list of recommended books.

    • Many of the books on here I too would not recommend. Habibi is one I get asked about a lot, that is why at some point I do plan to read it and review it inshaAllah. Thank you for your support, feel free to suggests books you think I should read 🙂

  2. Zak and his good intentions is an excellent book. I like books which show how a family should function and this is an example of how one family does, while Zak and his sister compete to do as many good deeds in one day as they can.

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