Lists and Suggestions for Kids

List: Arab American Heritage Picture Books

Abdul-Rahim, Nafisah.

Zara loves all the festivities of Ramadan and Eid. She enjoys visiting with her friends at the mosq...

Camper, Cathy.

Walking to her grandmother's home to help make a very special meal, warak enab, Lina discovers...

Cunnane, Kelly.

Also available in Overdrive. In Mauritania, West Africa, an Arab girl who wants to wear a malafa, t...

English, Karen.

Malika loves her new red shoes and wears them everywhere, but eventually she outgrows them, and her...

Faruqi, Reem.

Also available in Overdrive. Amira is excited because tomorrow is Eid with special clothes, treats,...

J., Harris

An illustrated song celebrating life and encouraging readers to spread peace on earth. Salam Alaiku...

Hrab, Naseem.

Also available in Hoopla. "This home is home because my dad is here, and it's nothing lik...

Ibrahim, Hudda O.

A young girl considers the women she knows and the various colors of the hijab they wear. Muslim wo...

Khan, Hena.

Also available in Overdrive and Hoopla. In simple rhyming text a young Muslim girl guides the reade...

Khan, Hena.

Also available in Overdrive and Hoopla. In simple rhyming text a young Muslim girl and her family g...

Khan, Hena.

As a young girl observes that each of six women in her life wears her hijab and hair in a different...

Kheiriyeh, Rashin.

Rashin is an Iranian immigrant girl living in New York, excited by her first trip to Coney Island, ...

Lumbard, Rabiah York.

Also available in Hoopla. Sophie tries to fast for Ramadan for the first time, but her grumbling st...

Mair, J. Samia

Sarah is sad because she cannot find an Eid gift for her mother, so she takes a walk along the secr...

Muhammad, Ibtihaj.

Faizah relates how she feels on the first day her sister, sixth-grader Asiya, wears a hijab to scho...

Ofanansky, Allison.

Also available in Hoopla. "In this beautiful picture book about the Jewish holiday Mimouna, Mi...

Ramadan, Ahmad Danny.

Also available in Overdrive and Hoopla. "Newcomer Salma and friends cook up a heartwarming dis...

Sinykin, Sheri Cooper.

When Rachel's beloved grandfather, Zayde, comes to spend his last days with her family, she wo...

Thompkins-Bigelow, Jamilah.

Also available in Hoopla. A young Muslim girl puts on a head scarf and not only feels closer to her...

Zalben, Jane Breskin.

Also available in Hoopla. Moses Feldman and Mohammed Hassan both live on Flatbush Avenue, but when ...

Holmes, Mary Tavener.

Relates the story, told by a monk named Notker the Stammerer, of how the Emperor Charlemagne sent a...

Ondaatje, Griffin.

Inspired by the retelling of a traditional Muslim hadith, an account of the words or actions of the...

Mir, Saira.

This picture book introduces readers to nineteen powerhouse Muslim women who rose up and made their...