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Children's Nonfiction Prejudice & Racism

Islamophobia

Deal with it in the name of peace

by (author) Safia Saleh

illustrated by Hana Shafi

Publisher
James Lorimer & Company Ltd., Publishers
Initial publish date
Nov 2020
Category
Prejudice & Racism, Islam, Social Topics, Values & Virtues
  • Hardback

    ISBN
    9781459415386
    Publish Date
    Nov 2020
    List Price
    $24.95

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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels

  • Age: 9 to 14
  • Grade: 5
  • Reading age: 10 to 11

Description

Today's kids have lived their whole lives in a world where the topic of religious belief has become a serious social issue. The media and social media are full of stereotypes and misinformation about Islam in particular, and this atmosphere of fear and distrust has entered the everyday life of kids. When kids encounter conflict based on intolerance, inequity and ignorance, they need the understanding and the tools to deal with the situation. Whether the reader is Muslim or not, Islamophobia: Deal with it in the name of peace provides information, relatable situations and opportunities for kids to explore both the assumptions of their own biases and those of others.

This illustrated book offers information, quizzes, comics and real-life scenarios to help kids think critically about, avoid and deal with Islamophobia. Considered from the viewpoints of the Believer, the Intolerant, and the Bystander, this issue is identified, examined and put into a context kids can understand and use to navigate issues of faith-based prejudice and discrimination.

 

About the authors

SAFIA SALEH is a passionate advocate for equity and inclusion. She is a Resource Teacher and facilitates professional learning for teachers and equity learning for youth. Safia's work includes supporting safe and inclusive schools through an understanding of anti-Islamophobia, anti-racism, healthy relationships, mental health, and well-being. Safia lives in Brampton, Ontario.

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Hana Shafi is a writer and artist who illustrates under the name Frizz Kid. Both her visual art and writing frequently explores themes such as feminism, body politics, racism, and pop culture with an affinity to horror. A graduate of Ryerson University's Journalism Program, she has published articles in publications such as The Walrus, Hazlitt, This Magazine, Torontoist, Huffington Post, and has been featured on Buzzfeed India, Buzzfeed Canada, CBC, Flare Magazine, Mashable, and Shameless, Known on Instagram for her weekly affirmation series, she is also the recipient of the Women Who Inspire Award, from the Canadian Council for Muslim Women. Born in Dubai, Shafi's family immigrated to Mississauga in 1996, and she currently lives and works in Toronto. It Begins With The Body is her first book.

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Awards

  • Commended, Best Books for Kids & Teens - Canadian Children's Book Centre

Editorial Reviews

"...patiently and clearly sets each scene, identifies the issue, offers real-life examples, and provides do’s and don’ts to help readers navigate the various scenarios."

 

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