Review: Yo Soy Muslim

Synopsis

“Written as a letter from a father to his daughter, Yo Soy Muslim is a celebration of social harmony and multicultural identities. The vivid and elegant verse, accompanied by magical and vibrant illustrations, highlights the diversity of the Muslim community as well as Indigenous identity. A literary journey of discovery and wonder, Yo Soy Muslim is sure to inspire adults and children alike.”

Worth the purchase?

I’ll start with the beautifully illustrated pages. Every page looks like a mural, painted with rich muslim culture. What I love about this book, is that it discusses the realities of this world on a child’s level. Some people may not like you. That’s ok because as a parent I’m going to build you up and show you why you are great no matter what people say. This is a good start for those wanting to have conversations with their children about race and religion, but not sure how. This is a story about a father teaching his daughter why she is special. The things that make her special include her history, her family, and her religion. I love it. This is worth the purchase. I believe this book can also help teach tolerance to young readers. Add this to your collection.

Feedback from the kids

My children really enjoyed this book. Little K did not understand how deep this book is just yet, but I reinforced all the things that make her special to me. The book also did a great job holding her attention. She understood the emotions on the characters’ faces and asked me about them. I included Big K while reading also. It sparked our own conversation about different religions and why we show love and respect to everyone.

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Book Details

  • Author: Mark Gonzales
  • Genre: Picture Book
  • Book type: Fiction
  • Publisher: Salaam Reads / Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
  • Publication date: August 29, 2017
  • Publisher’s recommended age(s): 4 – 8

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