The Islamic Foundation
of North America

Reading and Literature Junior High - Grades 7-9

    Serious novels are preferred.  While they teach such stories as "The Red Badge of Courage", "Johnny Tremain", "Hamlet", "The Hobbit" and other such fare in non-Muslim schools, our choices are limited but not hopeless.  We will update when we find more.

Ahmad Deen and the Jinn at Shaolin

Layla Deen and the Popularity Contest

The Army of Lions

Sophia's Journal: Time Warp 1857

Islam Our Choice: Portraits of Modern American Muslim Women

The Pleasantries of the Incredible Mulla Nasrudin (Compass)

Other Miscellaneous Books

Title Author Source Subject
Companions of the Prophet Volume 2 Abdul Wahid Hamid Amazon Sahaba biographies
Growing Up Muslim in America Richard Wormser Amazon Wonderful collection of essays about Muslim teens.
Three Great Islamic Movements in the Arab Past Maryam Jameelah Halalco Good biographies of recent Muslim heroes
Shehu Uthman Dan Fodio Maryam Jameelah Halalco Good biography of an African Muslim leader
Art and Cities of Islam R. A. Jaivazbhoy Amazon Shows the artistic side of Muslim culture
The Crusades Through Arab Eyes Amin Maalouf AWAIR Good historical writings
The Walking Drum Louis L'Amour


Adventure set across the Muslim world.
The Pleasantries of the Incredible Mulla Nasruddin Idries Shah Amazon Humorous stories and Muslim-style jokes
The Wives of the Prophet Ahmad Thompson Amazon Sahabiyat stories
A Boy from Mecca Muhammad Abdo Yamani IQRA Not reviewed as of yet
Mythology and Folklore of the Hui, a Muslim Chinese People Shujiang Li and Karl W. Luckert Amazon
ISBN: 0-7914-1824-3 (State Univ. of NY)
There are many wonderful stories and tales compiled in this book.  Select the ones you wish to use.
Tower of Dreams Kathryn K. Abdul-Baki AET Not reviewed as of yet
Fields of Fig and Olive Kathryn K. Abdul-Baki AET Not reviewed as of yet
Habibi Naomi Shihab Nye AET Not reviewed as of yet
World Tales Idries Shah Misc. Stories, not all of them deal with the world of Islam
The Exploits of the Incomparable Mulla Nasruddin Idries Shah Humorous stories

How Muhammad Saved Ms. Liberty

M. S. Holm Contemporary Muslims dealing with discrimination
Muslim Women Warriors Assad Nimer Busool IQRA Biographies of famous women
Companions of the Prophet Volume 1 Abdul Wahid Hamid Biographies of Sahaba
Better Than a Thousand Months: An American Muslim Family Celebration Hassaun Ali Jones-Bey Novel where a father explains 'Eid to his daughter who grew up in America
The Man Who Counted Malba Tahan AWAIR Muslim-oriented math adventures about a scholar and his math mysteries.  Give this book to the math teacher to give as story problems.

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