March 10, 2022

Joha Stories, Jokes and lesson plan

Joha Stories, a collection of stories and jokes from the famous universal Muslim character of wisdom and satire named Guha, Joha, Nasruddin Hoja in different cultures. Anecdotes and jokes poke fun at human foibles and contain kernels of wisdom. The lesson brings out the meanings and morals of the stories and explores why they are beloved across the Muslim world. Hodja-StoriesSLC

March 10, 2022

Katz,  Karen. My First Ramadan, Henry Holt and Co. (BYR), 2007

Children’s book with a description of Ramadan, the Islamic month of fasting and its celebration. Early elementary level. Readaloud at Storytime with Rahouba at

March 10, 2022

Conover, Sarah and Freda Crane, (eds.). Ayat Jamilah: Beautiful Signs: A Treasury of Islamic Wisdom for Children and Parents. Spokane, WA: Eastern Washington University Press, 2004.

A collection of stories from authentic Islamic literary and religious sources such as Hadith and Qur’an, which illuminates Islamic morals, ethics and values in an accessible way.

Winner of the 2004 Aesop Prize, Ayat Jamilah/Beautiful Signs: a Treasury of Islamic Wisdom for Children and Parents is the second book in Eastern Washington University Press’ This Little Light of Mine series. A young adult/adult crossover anthology, it draws from not only the core of Islamic spirituality and ethics, the Qur’an, and the traditions (hadiths), but also from the mystical verse, folk tales, and exemplary figures of the Islamic narrative. Unlike any other collection of Islamic stories, Beautiful Signs gathers traditional stories from the farthest reaches of the Muslim world, which stretches from Morocco in the west to Indonesia in the east, and from China in the north to Tanzania in the south. This unique anthology, with its rich and thorough explanatory notes, will be invaluable to anyone wishing to understand, or to teach, geography, world history, or world religions. It will also be treasured by Muslim families and by all parents committed to broadening the lives and values of their children and themselves.

March 10, 2022

Demi. Muhammad. Illustrated by author. Simon and Schuster, 2003.

An excellent and beautifully illustrated picture book biography of Islam’s Prophet.