Yo Soy Muslim: A Father's Letter to His Daughter

by Mark Gonzales and Mehrdokht Amini

And where are you from? … On this day tell them this: Yo soy Muslim.... read more

And where are you from? … On this day tell them this: Yo soy Muslim. I am from Allah, angels, a place as old as time. / I speak Spanish, Arabic, and dreams. ” Mehrdokht Amini’s extraordinary digitally rendered illustrations are at once whimsical and rooted in details from two ancient cultures. The text does not shy away from reality—it includes the heartbreaking line “And there will come a day / when some people in the world / will not smile at you.” This carries a double meaning, as it refers to both Muslims and Latinx in the United States in this powerful, accessible, welcome work. (Ages 4-8)

© Cooperative Children's Book Center, Univ. of Wisconsin - Madison, 2018

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