My Name is Bilal by Asma Mobin-Uddin

On his first day at a new school Bilal sees a bully pull the scarf on his sister's head. He does nothing. In class he tells the teacher his name is Bill not Bilal. His teacher gives him the biography of Bilal ibn Rabah, one of the companions of Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him). He reads about the strength and courage of Bilal Ibn Rabah when he faced religious persecution by the Meccan's. Bilal learns through this book that it takes courage and strength to be who you are. This is one of the first books written about the struggles of an American Muslim child.

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I'm so glad we have this book in the library. Lots of my students read it and they were charmed by the character of Bilal Ibn Rabah. A great read for everybody and very helpful for teens to build a strong self-esteem and yep great great illustrations. I hope we can invite the author one day. Thanks ...suhad hozic