To start with, Eid Mubarak to all those celebrating as the month of Ramadan draws to a close! We hope it’s been a beautiful time of refreshment and reflection for you and your families.
Little Box of Books is committed to finding books that showcase the diversity of our population. Subsequently, today, we are focusing on books that portray Muslim characters.
Firstly, it is important for Muslim children to see themselves represented in a positive light. They deserve to know that they can belong in any story.
Secondly, it is critical to steer non-Muslim children away from the harmful stereotypes that they may have of the Muslim community.
The Riz Test
The media has peddled many negative stories about the Muslim community. So much so, that in 2017, Pakistani-British actor-rapper Riz Ahmed brought attention to it. As a result, the Riz Test was born. Using five criteria, the Riz Test determines how a Muslim character is being portrayed…
Therefore, we see it as a necessity to seek out books that feature Muslim characters in a positive light. The more a person reads, the more they come to realise how varied people are. At Little Box of Books, we are big believers that no one should be defined by a single characteristic or label.
So without further ado, here are our top recommendations for brilliant children’s books that feature Muslim characters, that will prompt conversation and help more children to see themselves in the books they read.
You can buy these beauties individually from here OR we can put together a bundle for you and get them to your home or school. Just email us on email@example.com . We exist to diversify bookshelves and want all children to have access to stories that reflect the diversity of our population. Get in touch if you need more information!