Simon & Schuster creates Muslim-themed imprint

simon-schuster opens Muslim-themed imprint Salaam Reads

I am impressed.

The US Simon and Schuster has created a Muslim-themed imprint called Salaam Reads. It’s going to publish books with Muslin characters and stories,and will reflect what it is to be Muslin in this day and age — and let’s face it, with Islamophobia, teaching non-Muslim kids about the experiences of being Muslim isn’t going to change everything but it’s a start.

Four books will come out in 2017, and one in particular caught my eye: it’s a picture book about four kindergarten friends, of different religions, who experience each other’s holiday traditions.

And, fittingly, Salaam means peace in Arabic.

I really can’t wait to see this! 

 

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