At the beginning of the year, Sajidah K. Ali started the hashtag #MuslimShelfSpace. This had me searching my personal shelves. It’s interesting how something can open your eyes to a gap in a collection. I have quite a few books by and/or about Muslim people in my school library, but not many at home. The hashtag was a fabulous way to find out about great titles I can start adding. It was wonderful to see so many people sharing and interacting through the hashtag. And then January got a lot more complicated. This past week has been difficult for many Muslim people between the discriminatory executive order in the U.S. and the horrifying attack at a mosque in Canada. Today, more than ever, we need more books with Muslim content especially those by Muslim authors.
The events of the past week have me even more determined to read and share books written by Muslim authors. There are many titles shared through the hashtag and there were also links to lists and resources:
List of titles by Muslim authors
Nine Muslim Canadian Writers You Should Read
Here’s What Muslim Women Authors Have To Say About Finding Their Voice
If you know of other helpful resources, please share them.
2 Replies to “Muslim Voices”
Thanks for linking my article and for posting the others!
Thank you for creating this post. I’m working on filling the holes in my library collection and creating my own personal booklist.
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