Children’s Books That Celebrate Muslim Culture


It is Ramadan and your Muslim kids’ families are dominated by fasting. Why not support the kids by providing some books in your school or class library so that non-Muslims can learn more about Muslim lives?

“Whether you’re from a Muslim family looking for more representation in children’s literature, or a teacher or parent of non-Muslim children wanting to better understand and celebrate Muslim culture, there are so many wonderful storytellers in the kids’ lit community who have contributed to essential, diverse narratives that pay homage to the rich history and vibrant present of this community.

We’ve rounded up some of our favorite children’s books that feature Muslim protagonists, celebrate Muslim culture, and illustrate Islamic traditions – perfect for reading during Ramadan, Eid, and all year long.” link:

Children’s Bilingual Graphic Novel Series, Our Stories Carried Us Here


Following the breakout success of the graphic novel anthology, Our Stories Carried Us Here, Green Card Voices presents the children’s graphic novel series of the same name. In this series, we explore the same challenging questions of identity, race, and discrimination, but written for an audience in grades 3-5. As our student population becomes increasingly BIPOC (52% of US school population in 2020), teachers and parents are searching for books that are reflective of who their students and children are, and which help them feel more at home in America. Through authentic narratives from immigrant storytellers and engaging full color visuals, developing and fluent readers access and explore a variety of distinctly American experiences. Each book features a single story presented in both English and the native language of the storyteller. Moreover, supporting pages provide background building content, thought provoking discussion questions, and a well curated list of additional resources for extension opportunities. 

Reading Level: 600L-1200L

Audience: All children, 3th -5th grade, 8-12 years old


  • Share cultures, stories of children immigrants, first and possibly second generation
  • Show how diverse each immigrant journey is
  • Focus on a diverse group of children immigrants coming from several different regions 
    • Vol 1.: Mexico (March 2022)
    • Vol 2.: Yemen (Sept 2022)
    • Vol 3.: Hmong (Feb 2023)
    • Vol 4: Rohingya
  • Provide detailed and authentic resources for other children immigrant to reference about their culture
  • Focus on the change/transition from the immigrant’s previous life in their birth country to America
  • Show the integration of their culture and America’s culture and how they could still be themselves and follow their culture while living in America

Book Details:

  • Estimated total count of pages: 32 pages in English, translated; TOTAL: 64 pages
  • Type of book: Children’s hardcover book
  • Bilingual flip book: one language on one side (front), another on the other side (back)
  • Dimensions of book: 5.5 x 8.5 inches

Book Design:


Free Books incl. Stephen Krashen in English and Other Languages


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30 Reads: A Month of Iraqi Women Writers


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Vol. 1 – Belonging in America and Mexico: Graphic Novels


A beautifully illustrated, bilingual graphic novel that explores what it means to belong in Mexico and in America, and doing what it takes to survive and thrive.

Born in the US, Daniel’s family moves back to Mexico when he is 9 years old. Despite looking like his peers, Daniel struggles with being accepted in his new environment.

Daniel’s story is presented in both English and Spanish, the two languages of Daniel’s youth.

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Book Contents

  • 64 pages in full color
  • Discussion questions
  • Important concepts about Daniel’s story
  • Words to know from the story
  • Written in English and Spanish
  • Reading comprehension for ages 8+

Ellen Ochoa, first Latina to go to space, to publish bilingual STEAM-themed children’s book series


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Culture: Materials for Halloween


The Halloween Collection   (Screenshots of the content below)

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Don’t miss the opportunity to download this great book for free! Pedagogy of the Oppressed

List of Major Journals in TESOL, Applied/Sociolinguistics, and Educational Linguistics


Great help for those of us looking for good resources. Find the list here

Translated into English: Nahuatl Folktales


A great resource for classrooms with students of this L1. More here

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