Yo Soy Muslim: A Father's Letter to His Daughter (Hardcover)
My favorite picture book this season, the one that sticks in my mind the most, a book that speaks to everyone, comes in the form of a father’s beautiful letter to his daughter. “Dear little one.. know you are wondrous, a child of crescent moons, a builder of mosques, a descendent of brilliance, an ancestor in training.” Poetry flows off the page both in the exquisite verse and in the illustration. It is a book about loving self, family and community, about the diversity of and being proud to be Muslim, to be indigenous, and it’s simply a book about dreaming. Ages 4-8.— From Batya's Picks
A Huffington Post Most Powerful Children's Book of 2017 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.