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Yo Soy Muslim: A Father's Letter to His Daughter

Written by Mark Gonzales

Illustrated by Mehrdokht Amini

Published by Salaam Reads/Simon & Schuster for Young Readers

August 29th, 2017

Ages 4-8

 

Del poeta musulmán y latino Mark Gonzales llega un conmovedor y lírico libro ilustrado sobre un padre que anima a su hijo a encontrar alegría y orgullo en todos los aspectos de su identidad multicultural.

Querido pequeño ...

sé que eres maravilloso.

Un hijo de lunas crecientes,

un constructor de mezquitas,

un descendiente de brillantez,

un antepasado en formación.

Escrito como una carta de un padre a su hija, Yo Soy Muslim es una celebración de la armonía social y las identidades multiculturales. El verso vívido y elegante, acompañado de ilustraciones mágicas y vibrantes, resalta la diversidad de la comunidad musulmana y la identidad indígena. Un viaje literario de descubrimiento y asombro, Yo Soy Muslim seguramente inspirará a adultos y niños por igual.

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From Muslim and Latino poet Mark Gonzales comes a touching and lyrical picture book about a parent who encourages their child to find joy and pride in all aspects of their multicultural identity.

 

Dear little one,
...know you are wondrous.
A child of crescent moons,
a builder of mosques,
a descendant of brilliance,
an ancestor in training.

 

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.

 

Hardcover

0.5" H x 11.0" L x 8.6" W (0.95 lbs) 32 pages

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