Does My Head Look Big In This? by Randa Abdel-Fattah
Ten Things I Hate About Me by Randa Abdel-Fattah
Broken Moon by Kim Antieau
Girls of Riyadh by Rajaa Alsanea

Bifocal by Deborah Ellis
Breadwinner by Deborah Ellis
Paravana’s Journey by Deborah Ellis
Muslim Teen Handbook by Dilara Hafiz
In the Name of God by Paula Jolin
Skunk Girl by Sheba Karim
Dahling If You Luv Me Would You Please, Please Smile by Rukhsana Khan (
Taqwacores by Michael Muhammad Knight
Figs and Fate: Stories About Growing Up in the Arab World by Elsa Marston
Santa Claus in Bagdad by Elsa Marston
War Within Our Hearts: Struggles of the Muslim Youth by Habeeb Quadri, Sa'ad Quadri, and Imam Zaid Shakir (Not yet released. Publication date Sept. 1, 2010)
From Somalia with Love by Na'íma B. Robert
Shooting Kabul by N.H. Senzai
House of Djinn by Suzanne Fisher Staples
Under the Persimmon Tree by Suzanne Fisher Staples
Borderline by Allan Stratton
Anahita's Woven Riddle by Meghan Nuttal Sayres

From the blog entry Action Librarian:

  • Abdel-Fattah, Randa. 2007. Does my head look big in this? New York: Orchard Books.
  • Abdel-Fattah, Randa. 2009. Ten things I hate about me. New York: Orchard Books.
  • Budhos, Marina Tamar. 2006. Ask me no questions. New York: Atheneum Books for Young Readers.
  • Fletcher, Susan. 1998. Shadow spinner. New York: Atheneum Books for Young Readers.
  • Haswaréy, Shaylene. 2011. The hijabi club. Shelbyville, KY: Wasteland Press.
  • Husain, Aliya. 2010. Neither this nor that.
  • Jarrar, Randa. 2008. A map of home: a novel. New York: Other Press.
  • Kahf, Mohja. 2006. The girl in the tangerine scarf: a novel. New York: Carroll & Graf.
  • Karim, Sheba. 2009. Skunk girl. New York: Farrar Straus Giroux.
  • Mahmoodian, Maryam. 2008. Muslim teens in pitfalls and pranks. Tempe, Ariz: Muslim Writers Pub.
  • Qamar, Amjed. 2008. Beneath my mother’s feet. New York: Atheneum Books for Young Readers.
  • Robert, Na’íma bint. 2010. Boy vs. girl. London: Frances Lincoln Children’s.

Sarah Holtkamp
Youth Services Librarian
Tinley Park Public Library