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I Love I Hate I Miss My Sister

By: Amelie Sarn
translated from the French by: Y. Maudet

For readers of The Tyrant’s Daughter, Out of Nowhere, and I Am Malala, this poignant story about two Muslim sisters is about love, loss, religion, forgiveness, women’s rights,...

The Christmas Story

By: Jane Werner Watson

First published in 1952, this classic Little Golden Book retelling of the Christmas story was illustrated by beloved artist Eloise Wilkin. Its simple but poetic text gently invites children to hear the...

Deep in the Sahara

By: Kelly Cunnane
illustrated by: Hoda Hadadi

"Poetic language, attractive illustrations and a positive message about Islam, without any didacticism: a wonderful combination," declares Kirkus Reviews in a starred review.Lalla lives in the Muslim...


The Berenstain Bears and the Big Question

By: Stan and Jan Berenstain
illustrated by: the authors

Saying grace gets Sister Bear wondering. “What’s God?” she asks Mama Bear.  Mama Bear tries to answer, but each answer leads to another question. Just then, Gramps and Gran...

The Longest Night

By: Laurel Snyder
illustrated by: Catia Chien

Here's a picture book for all Jewish families to read while celebrating Passover. Unlike other Passover picture books that focus on the contemporary celebration of the holiday, or are children's haggadahs,...

La hermosa Senora: Nuestra Senora de Guadalupe

By: Pat Mora
illustrated by Steve Johnson and Lou Fancher; translated by: Adriana Dominguez and Pat Mora

Cada diciembre, abuelita Lupita le cuenta a Rosa la historia de Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe. Mientras ambas hacen flores de papel para colocar alrededor de su estatua, abuelita comienza: Hace mucho...


The Beautiful Lady: Our Lady of Guadalupe

By: Pat Mora
illustrated by: Steve Johnson and Lou Fancher

Every December, Grandma Lupita tells Rose the story of Our Lady of Guadalupe. As they make paper flowers to put around her statue, Grandma begins: Long ago, on a cold December morning near what is now...

Bible Stories of Boys and Girls

By: Christin Ditchfield
Illustrated by: Jerry Smath

Young readers will enjoy these exciting Bible stories about kids not so different from themselves. From the story of David defeating Goliath with his slingshot, to Miriam, who watched over her baby brother,...

Bible Heroes

By: Christin Ditchfield
illustrated by: Ande Cook

OLD TESTAMENT HEROES and heroines come alive as real people in this new book. The stories of Samson, Deborah, David, and many others are told in a simple yet entertaining way, brought to life with lush,...


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Youngifications Guide

By: Random House

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Shabanu, Haveli, and The House of Djinn Educator Guide

Life is both sweet and cruel to strong-willed young Shabanu, whose home is the windswept Cholistan Desert of Pakistan. The second daughter in a family with no sons, she's been allowed freedoms forbidden...

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Growing Up Muslim

By: Sumbul Ali-Karamali

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There are over 1.5 billion Muslim people in the world, and in the United States over 2.5 million Muslims practicing Islam.  Islam is the second largest religion in the world after Christianity,...


Rapture

By: Lauren Kate

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Luce and Daniel have a love that is timeless.  Cursed by Lucifer, Lucinda is forced to die time and time again once she remembers the love that Daniel has for her.  Once Lucifer decides...

The Genius of Islam

By: Bryn Barnard

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Do you know which society was the first to mass-produce paper?  What about who the first people to turn numbers into the symbols we use now?  By the sixteenth century, the Islamic religion...

Ringside, 1925

By: Jen Bryant

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The Subtle Knife Deluxe Edition

By: Philip Pullman

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Twelve-year-old Will Parry and his mentally ill mother find themselves hunted by government men who seek answers about a missing folder and his father's disappearance during...

The Golden Compass Deluxe Edition

By: Philip Pullman

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In the magical fantasy world that Pullman creates, each child has an animal daemon, a companion animal spirit who is almost an extension of your soul. Lyra, a young girl who...

The Amber Spyglass Deluxe Edition

By: Philip Pullman

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Join Lyra and Will as they travel into the Land of the Dead. Lyra?s parents, Lord Asriel and Mrs. Coulter, continue to play important roles in the action. Lord Asriel sends spies...


Kindred

By: Tammar Stein

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With a rabbi for a father and a former nun for a mother, Miriam probably understands what spirituality means better than most teenagers. However, when she is visited by angels and has prophetic...

Amen, L.A.

By: Cherie Bennett and Jeff Gottesfeld

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Natalie makes a personal decision that she later regrets the night before her family moves from small-town Minnesota to Los Angeles, California.  Her minister mother has accepted...