I’m doing my first tag today—the Ramadan Readathon Book Tag, which was created by Amna over at YA Reading Corner. This is a bit more personal than my usual book reviews, so I hope it’s a fun way to get to know one another a little better. 🙂
Ramadan Readathon Book Tag
~*Mirrors and Windows*~
Name a book that you felt represented you or that you were able to relate to.
Saints and Misfits by S.K. Ali is the first book that I read and was able to say: Yes! that’s the community I grew up in!
~*My Muslim Hero/Heroine*~
Name your favorite Muslim character and explain why.
Kamala Khan from the Ms. Marvel comic book series because she’s a badass with a good heart. What better combination?
~*Patience is a virtue*~
Name your most anticipated read by a Muslim author.
Ayesha at Last by Uzma Jalaluddin is a Pride and Prejudice reboot with Muslim characters. Uhhh, yes please! It comes out June 12 in Canada.
Name your favorite Muslim author.
I don’t really have a favorite Muslim author. I read everything I can get my hands on, and will try everyone once, and most people twice. 🙂
~*The Muslim Shelf*~
Recommend one book by a Muslim author that everyone should read.
Mommy’s Khimar by Jamilah Thompkins-Bigelow and illustrated by Ebony Glenn. Yes! A picture book! Because everyone can enjoy a gorgeously illustrated picture book, and this one shows the beauty and power of one of Islam’s most misunderstood symbols (the hijab.) I think it’s a fabulous tool for understanding and peace.
Let me know your answers to any of these questions or if you’ve read any of the books I’ve mentioned.