Yo Soy Muslim

A Father's Letter to His Daughter

Yo Soy Muslim

Illustrated by: Mehrdokht Amini
For Ages: 4 - 8
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.
  • Salaam Reads / Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers | 
  • 32 pages | 
  • ISBN 9781481489362 | 
  • August 2017 | 
  • Grades P - 3
List Price $17.99
Ships on or around August 29, 2017
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About the Author

Mark Gonzales
Photograph (c) Nurain Jamal

Mark Gonzales

Mark Gonzales is a father, futurist, and one of the most innovative storytellers of our time. His creative portfolio spans twenty countries and includes: 3 TED stages, HBO Def Poetry, Stanford University, and the United Nations. Yo Soy Muslim is his first venture into children’s literature, a journey inspired by his daughter and the stories she’ll grow up reading. Currently, Mark journeys between California and northern Africa with his family, seeding ways to excite the human imagination.

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