My Friend is Muslim
Layla Reed is only twelve years old, but she has a big project ahead of her. Her teacher has asked her to speak to her seventh grade class about Islam. Layla's best friend, Nancy Winters, is going to help her with the project, and she's going to learn a lot about her friend's religion along the way.
Who was Muhammad? What exactly is in the Quran? What is jihaad? Islam is only 1,500 years old, but Muslims believe its message is older than Creation itself. Layla's family is busy fasting for the holy month of Ramadan, and the festival of Eid Al-Fitr is only a week away. Will she and Nancy be ready?
Age: 8 and up
Number of Pages: 48
Publisher: Purple Toad Publishing
Author: Khadia Ejaz
Dimensions: 6.9 x 0.4 x 9.3 inches
KitaabWorld Book Review: Layla is preparing a class presentation on Islam with the help of her friend Nancy and this frames the premise of the book My Friend is Muslim. The girls personable voices help us understand the different aspects of Islam - from history, to traditions, beliefs and celebrations. Informative, and relatable, this is a wonderful way for an American audience to get acquainted with Islam.
This book is also part of our CELEBRATING ISLAM book list.