A non-fiction book for early elementary students that explains how Muslims fast in the month Ramadan–one of two Muslim celebrations–and walks the reader through the month up to Eid al-Fitr that marks its ending. Illustrated.
An excellent picture book biography of Islam’s Prophet.
Conover, Sarah and Freda Crane, (eds.). Ayat Jamilah: Beautiful Signs: A Treasury of Islamic Wisdom for Children and Parents. Spokane, WA: Eastern Washington University Press, 2004.
A collection of stories from authentic Islamic literary and religious sources such as Hadith and Qur’an, which illuminates Islamic morals, ethics and values in an accessible way.
Upper elementary and middle school history magazine called formerly (back issues still are): Calliope: Exploring World History, with issues on “Islam,” “Ibn Battuta,” “Al-Ma’mun,” “The World of the Ottoman Sultan Suleyman the Magnificent,” “The Crusades,” “The Qur’an,” and “Arabic Lights” on Arab cultural influences, and “A World of Faiths” (on all the major world religions). Other titles are also of interest. Calliope is now Dig Into History.
A biography of the first Muslim African American basketball star.
A well-illustrated guide to the Arabian Peninsula as a geographic and cultural region.
A collection of recommended books for children and youth on Asian topics, sorted by grade-level and country. Goes with MEOC (Middle East), CABA (Africana) and CLAS (Latin America) book awards.
Classroom magazines from Cobblestone Publishing Company (www.cobblestonepub.com) include numerous issues related to Muslim populations and geography around the world, Islam, Muslim history and world history. Appleseeds and Faces, including for the former “Islam Today,” and “Arab Americans,” and for the latter issues on Mali, Jordan, Morocco, and many other people and places.
Lesson plan and poetry selections from a famous collection of Andalusian lyric poetry is part of the complete set of lessons for comprehension and enrichment written to accompany the Unity Productions Foundation documentary film Cities of Light, in addition to interactive online features, articles, slide shows, timelines and maps is found at http://www.islamicspain.tv. The Lesson Plan Set is available for download in pdf format (individual lesson titles and the complete set on the site at http://www.islamicspain.tv/For-Teachers/LessonPlans.htm).
A collection of annual book award winners on Latin America selected by experts for various grade levels. Goes together with MEOC (Middle East) and CABA (Africana) book award programs on chidren’s and youth literature.