Bibliography of well-reviewed, award winning and useful books for librarians and educators on Islam and Muslims, a variety of genres and age levels
From Rukhsana Khan, “Books about Muslims for Students,” Reproduced by permission of the author from www.rukhsanakhan.com. Rukhsana Khan is the author of seven books for children and young adults. Her complete book list can be found on her online article.
Barnard, Bryn, The Genius of Islam: How Muslims Made the Modern World, Knopf Books for Young Readers, 2013.
Descriptions of inventions and scientific advances that came from and through Muslim lands from medieval to modern times. A rich resource for cross-over lessons on science, technology and culture.
Resources from Past Workshops from 2012 to the present, a wide variety of teaching resources from expert panels and recommended books, films, handouts and readings concerning the Middle East, world history and more.
A collection of book award winners on South Asia selected by experts for various grade levels.
Muslim Heritage: advanced information on a wide variety of topics is found at www.muslimheritage.com, where the articles are quite well documented, and written by academics in their fields of expertise. This is the same organization that produced the exhibition 1001 Inventions. An overview of the organization’s work is found at http://fstc.org.uk/
Book award winners in Picture book, Youth book, non-fiction categories from 2000-2016 at http://georgetown.box.com/s/ry41v8dnwsbjiyu5c5zz0l8xpe6bex6v and at link http://www.meoc.us/book-awards/complete-list-of-middle-east-book-award-winners-2000-2014
Haynes, Charles C. and Oliver Thomas, esq. Finding Common Ground First Amendment Center, (2007 revised version).
This is a guide to religious liberty in public education, including both accommodation of diverse beliefs and teaching about religion. It lays out the basis for these principles in constitutional law and provides a rich array of resources for educators, and traces the history of the constitutional basis for the guidelines for teaching about religion. Discusses the history of the process of building consensus over the role of the academic study of religion in public education, and accommodation of students’ religious beliefs and practices wherever possible.
A collection of general resources for educators on global themes, by a leading education outreach organization.
Background Modules: An Introduction to Islam by Susan Douglass (2010); Tapestry of Travel by Karima Alavi (2009); Who Are the Arabs? by Steve Tamari (1999); The Arabic Language by Sabah Ghazzawi (1986); The Contributions of Arab Civilization to Mathematics and Science by Julie Peteet (1985).