Islamophobia: Deal with It in the Name of Peace

Lorimer. (Deal with It). Jan. 2021. 32p. Tr $22.65. ISBN 9781459415386.
Gr 6-8–This title attempts to put the ignorance, stereotypes, assumptions, and fears that many have about Islam into perspective so that readers can learn how to handle Islamophobia. Saleh talks directly to young Muslims, but at times, she addresses youngsters who are not Muslim. For example, the text includes a question asked by a child who thinks it’s unfair that some Muslim students come late to class because they take the time to pray at lunch. The text clearly sets its intention of addressing readers who are Muslim. The book is meant to empower, with solid explanations and tips on how to cope and stand up for themselves. The colorful illustrations provide a vibrant aesthetic.
VERDICT An additional purchase.

Be the first reader to comment.

Comment Policy:
  • Be respectful, and do not attack the author, people mentioned in the article, or other commenters. Take on the idea, not the messenger.
  • Don't use obscene, profane, or vulgar language.
  • Stay on point. Comments that stray from the topic at hand may be deleted.
  • Comments may be republished in print, online, or other forms of media.
  • If you see something objectionable, please let us know. Once a comment has been flagged, a staff member will investigate.



We are currently offering this content for free. Sign up now to activate your personal profile, where you can save articles for future viewing