Yo Soy Muslim: A Father's Letter to His Daughter (Hardcover)

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By Mark Gonzales, Mehrdokht Amini (Illustrator)
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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. 

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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.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781481489362
ISBN-10: 1481489364
Publisher: Salaam Reads / Simon & Schuster Books for You
Publication Date: August 29th, 2017
Pages: 32
Language: English