The Jannah Jewels land in the ancient city of Timbuktu in Mali. Suddenly, they are caught in the middle of a mystery. Someone has stolen a priceless manuscript! While following clues, they find the Grand Mosque and discover the Treasure King. Who exactly is the Treasure King and can the Jannah Jewels restore the missing manuscript into a Golden Clock before time runs out? by Umm Nura 101
In the third book of the Jannah Jewels Series, a notable scholar has vanished from the House of Wisdom, along with a scroll pen that belonged to the famous mathematician Al-Kindi. Lost in the marketplace of Baghdad, can the Jannah Jewels gain victory over the villain and put the pen back into the Golden Clock? by Umm Nura
In the second book of the Jannah Jewels Series, the girls are caught and thrown aboard the ship of Zheng He, the famous Chinese Muslim Admiral. Caught in a lightning thunderstorm, they must sail in raging waters to retrieve a rare medicine plant. Can the Jannah Jewels escape the fiery arrows of pirates and make it safely back home? by Umm Nura
In the fourth book of this Series, the Jannah Jewels take readers along on their most challenging adventure yet, as Hidayah and her friends travel to magnificent Spain in hopes of finding the next missing artifact. In this book, a mysterious girl in a red dress travels back into time to help Jaffar. Who is this girl? Will the Jannah Jewels find the missing artifact before Jaffar and his gang? by Umm Nura
In Book 6 of the Jannah Jewels Adventure Series, they travel to the city of Fes in Morocco. The Jannah Jewels learn about Fatima al-Fihri, the founder of the first university in the world, al-Qarawiyine. Can the Jannah Jewels solve the riddles to find the artifact in Fes before time runs out? by Tayyaba Syed and Umm Nura
In Book 5 of the Jannah Jewels Adventure Series, a small mistake creates a costly consequence! The Jannah Jewels must find not one but two artifacts! The Jewels collect clues from Abbas ibn Firnas, one of the first men to attempt glider flight, and Fatima al Mayriti, a famous astronomer and scholar of Madrid. Can the Jannah Jewels get un-stuck out of Spain and continue their quest for peace on Earth? by Umm Nura
In Book 10 of the Jannah Jewels Adventure Series, they travel back in time to India. They meet Sultan Razia, who leads her people with strength and grace, and teaches them a lesson on diversity. Can the Jannah Jewels solve the clues to find the 10th artifact in India before time runs out? By Umm Nura Binding: PaperbackAge: Young AdultPages: 134Publisher: Gentle Breeze Books
In Book 7 of the Jannah Jewels Adventure Series, they travel back in time to the Conquest of Constantinople and find themselves right in the middle of it!They learn about the great conqueror, Sultan Muhammad II and about the wonderful Companion named Abu Ayub al Ansari.Can the Jannah Jewels find the missing artifact and place it in the Golden Clock before time runs out? By Tayyaba Syed and Umm Nura Binding: PaperbackAge: Young ReaderPages: 137
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In Book 8 of the Jannah Jewels Adventure Series, they travel back in time to Natchez, Mississippi.There, they meet Prince Ibrahima Abdur Rahman, a West African prince who was captured and lived most of his life as a slave in America.Can the Jannah Jewels solve the clues to find the missing artifact in Natchez before time runs out?
In Book 11 of the Jannah Jewels Adventure Series, they travel back in time and marvel at the wonders of Egypt. While trying to solve a puzzling riddle, they meet Ibn Khaldun, the great professor and historian at the famous Al Azhar University in the 14th Century. Can the Jannah Jewels find the 11th artifact to place in the Golden Clock before time runs out? Author: Umm Nura Publisher: Gentle Breeze Books Paperback 126 pages
This book is as much about Prophet Muhammad, peace and blessing be upon him, as it is about his grandsons, Hasan and Husayn, may Allah be pleased with them, for truly, they were inseparable. From the moment of their births, grandfather and grandsons delighted in each other's company on a daily basis; he finding rest and relaxation in their company, and they revelling in the unconditional love he lavished upon them. The reader will gain a delightful insight into his special family relationship of a grandfather who dotes on his grandsons, but never neglects to teach and educate them in...
In Book 9 of the Jannah Jewels Adventure Series, they travel back in time to the once beautiful city of Aleppo in Syria. There, they meet Queen Dayfa Khatun, a loved and pious ruler, who took great care of her people and was an advocate of learning. Can the Jannah Jewels solve the clues to find the 9th artifact in Aleppo before time runs out? By Umm Nura and Tayyaba Syed Binding: PaperbackAge: Young AdultPages: 144Publisher: Gentle Breeze Books
The #1 New York Times bestseller The phenomenal true story of the black female mathematicians at NASA whose calculations helped fuel some of America’s greatest achievements in space. Soon to be a major motion picture starring Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer, Janelle Monae, Kirsten Dunst, and Kevin Costner. Before John Glenn orbited the earth, or Neil Armstrong walked on the moon, a group of dedicated female mathematicians known as “human computers” used pencils, slide rules and adding machines to calculate the numbers that would launch rockets, and astronauts, into space. Among these problem-solvers were a group of exceptionally talented African...
In the last book of the 12 book series, the Jannah Jewels must follow clues to find the last two remaining artifacts to place into the Golden Clock which opens up to reveal an unforgettable secret! Along the way, they will face their surprising arch-nemesis and participate in an ultimate intense archery battle. What is the secret of the Golden Clock? Who will finally be crowned the next Master Archer? Find out in the surprising and exciting ending of the Jannah Jewels: United in Uzbekistan! By Umm Nura Binding: PaperbackAge: Young AdultPages: 134Publisher: Gentle Breeze Books
Ted and his friends are upset about an upcoming history test. He is nervous about getting a bad grade, and his friends have other priorities. When one friend sees the answer key, Ted is offered the chance to cheat but refuses. He gets a bad grade and is disappointed. Later that night, he get a mysterious text message asking him if he would like a do-over. He accepts and relives the same day, this time accepting his friends' offer to cheat. He scores better on the test, but will the cheating pay off in the long run? By: Sarah Richman...
By Frances Schoonmaker Bolin An addition to the Poetry for Young People series introduces young readers to poetry with thirty-five well-known poems written by one of America's most renowned poets. Paperback Publisher Sterling Pub Pages 48
WINNER OF THE DAYBREAK PRESS YOUNG ADULT AWARD 2019!Would you help to look for a famous diamond if you knew it might cost you your life?Zaid had no idea of the danger involved when he and his sister Zahra, join with new friends Layla and Adam in a quest to find the missing Moon of Masarrah diamond. Their idyllic summer vacation takes many surprising twists and turns as they rummage around Bayan House for the elusive gem. Discovery of a dusty journal compels them to investigate an old murder, and mysterious boats in Bayan Cove throw them into the path...
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by Hena Khan A Pakistani-American Muslim girl struggles to stay true to her family's vibrant culture while simultaneously blending in at school in the wake of a community tragedy. By the award-winning author of Golden Domes and Silver Lanterns. Hardcover Publisher Simon & Schuster Pages 197
Chase's memory just went out the window. Chase doesn't remember falling off the roof. He doesn't remember hitting his head. He doesn't, in fact, remember anything. He wakes up in a hospital room and suddenly has to learn his whole life all over again... starting with his own name. He knows he's Chase. But who is Chase? When he gets back to school, he sees that different kids have very different reactions to his return. Some kids treat him like a hero. Some kids are clearly afraid of him. One girl in particular is so angry with him that she...
A timely, accessible, and beautifully written story exploring themes of food, friendship, family and what it means to belong, featuring sixth graders Sara, a Pakistani American, and Elizabeth, a white, Jewish girl taking a South Asian cooking class taught by Sara’s mom. Sixth graders Sara and Elizabeth could not be more different. Sara is at a new school that is completely unlike the small Islamic school she used to attend. Elizabeth has her own problems: her British mum has been struggling with depression. The girls meet in an after-school South Asian cooking class, which Elizabeth takes because her mom...
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A National Book Award Finalist, this remarkable graphic novel is about growing up in a refugee camp, as told by a former Somali refugee to the Newbery Honor-winning creator of Roller Girl.Omar and his younger brother, Hassan, have spent most of their lives in Dadaab, a refugee camp in Kenya. Life is hard there: never enough food, achingly dull, and without access to the medical care Omar knows his nonverbal brother needs. So when Omar has the opportunity to go to school, he knows it might be a chance to change their future . . . but it would also...
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Maureen and Francine Carter are twins and best friends. They participate in the same clubs, enjoy the same foods, and are partners on all their school projects. But just before the girls start sixth grade, Francine becomes Fran -- a girl who wants to join the chorus, run for class president, and dress in fashionable outfits that set her apart from Maureen. A girl who seems happy to share only two classes with her sister!Maureen and Francine are growing apart and there's nothing Maureen can do to stop it. Are sisters really forever? Or will middle school change things for...
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33 Hadiths is a compilation of the sayings of the Prophet Muhammad specifically chosen for young readers. From sayings about the adolescents who repent to Allah and respect their elders, to those who can reach the status of the angels, this book also provides comprehensive explanations of the sayings and is a must for all teens. We hope that this collection serves as golden rules for the character development of our young readers. 96 pages 102
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Eleven-year-old Isabella’s parents are divorced, so she has to switch lives every week: One week she’s Isabella with her dad, his girlfriend Anastasia, and her son Darren living in a fancy house where they are one of the only black families in the neighborhood. The next week she’s Izzy with her mom and her boyfriend John-Mark in a small, not-so-fancy house that she loves.Because of this, Isabella has always felt pulled between two worlds. And now that her parents are divorced, it seems their fights are even worse, and they’re always about HER. Isabella feels even more stuck in the...
Kamala Khan is Jersey City's own friendly neighborhood super hero, and she's making a huge impression across the Marvel Universe - whether sharing an adventure with Wolverine or a Ms. Marvel Team-Up with Spider-Man! Kamala discovers her Inhuman legacy with Medusa and the oversized hound Lockjaw, enjoys spy games with S.H.I.E.L.D., and comes face-to-face at last with her idol Captain Marvel - just in time for the end of the world! Witness Kamala's first adventure with the All-New, All-Different Avengers - and see her join a new generation of heroes in the Champions! Plus, two young super hero sensations unite...
Ms. Marvel is joining the big leagues! Look out, world — Kamala Khan is an Avenger! But is she really cut out to be one of Earth’s Mightiest Heroes? Jersey City still needs its protector, and a development company that co-opted Ms. Marvel’s face for its project has more in mind for gentrification than just real estate! Meanwhile, who’s that spending time with Bruno? And when Kamala creates an army of automatons to help her fight crime, will she learn that too much of Ms. Marvel is actually a bad thing? Then, as the superhuman CIVIL WAR II brews, young...
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Naila’s conservative immigrant parents have always said the same thing: She may choose what to study, how to wear her hair, and what to be when she grows up—but they will choose her husband. Following their cultural tradition, they will plan an arranged marriage for her. And until then, dating—even friendship with a boy—is forbidden. When Naila breaks their rule by falling in love with Saif, her parents are livid. Convinced she has forgotten who she truly is, they travel to Pakistan to visit relatives and explore their roots. But Naila’s vacation turns into a nightmare when she learns that...
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Author: Umm Juwayriyah It's a new era of fiction; Urban Islamic Fiction that is! Stepping up out into the spotlight is Jameelah Salih. Jameelah is a 27-year-old Muslim woman born to what appears to be one of the inner-city's stronger blended American Muslim families. She works as a hair stylist with her two best friends in the city's only Muslim women's owned and operated hair salon, Covered Pearls. On appearance and material possessions alone Jameelah seems to be doing big things; she has a loving family, owns a fly car, she has her own apartment and she's not too far...
Having spent twenty-seven years behind the glass walls of his enclosure in a shopping mall, Ivan has grown accustomed to humans watching him. He hardly ever thinks about his life in the jungle. Instead, Ivan occupies himself with television, his friends Stella and Bob, and painting. But when he meets Ruby, a baby elephant taken from the wild, he is forced to see their home, and his art, through new eyes. 336 pages 102
Eighteen-year-old Daunis Fontaine has never quite fit in, both in her hometown and on the nearby Ojibwe reservation. She dreams of a fresh start at college, but when family tragedy strikes, Daunis puts her future on hold to look after her fragile mother. The only bright spot is meeting Jamie, the charming new recruit on her brother Levi’s hockey team.Yet even as Daunis falls for Jamie, she senses the dashing hockey star is hiding something. Everything comes to light when Daunis witnesses a shocking murder, thrusting her into an FBI investigation of a lethal new drug. Reluctantly, Daunis agrees to...
But only five lucky children will be allowed inside. And the winners are Augustus Gloop, an enormously fat boy whose hobby is eating; Veruca Salt, a spoiled-rotten brat whose parents are wrapped around her little finger; Violet Beauregarde, a dim-witted gum-chewer with the fastest jaws around; Mike Teavee, a toy pistol-toting gangster-in-training who is obsessed with television; and Charlie Bucket, Our Hero, a boy who is honest and kind, brave and true, and good and ready for the wildest time of his life! 155 pages
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Unwilling to endure a culture of silence and submission, and disowned by her family, Nadia leaves her native Tunisia in 1984 amidst deadly violence, chaos, and rioting brought on by rising food costs, eventually emigrating to Canada to begin her life. More than twenty-five years later, Nadia’s daughter Lila reluctantly travels to Tunisia to learn about her mother’s birth country. While she’s there, she connects with Nadia’s childhood friends, Neila and Mounir. She uncovers agonizing truths about her mother’s life as a teenager and imagines what it might have been like to grow up in fear of political instability and...
Jaden Toussaint is a five year-old who knows it all. I mean, really knows it all. Animal Scientist. Great Debater. Master of the art of ninja dancing. There's nothing Jaden Toussaint can't do. This time our hero must face his greatest fear: another amazing 5 year-old. Has Jaden Toussaint finally met his match? Written by: Marti Dumas Illustrated by: Stephanie Parcus ] Softcover Young Adult
Jaden Toussaint is a 5 year-old who knows it all. Animal Scientist. Great Debater. Master of the Art of Ninja Dancing. There's nothing JT can't do. This time there is an alien invasion at school. They may look like caterpillars, but you can never be too safe. Our hero must use his super-powered brain to save the people & aliens from each other! Written by: Marti Dumas Illustrated by: Marie Muravski Softcover Young Adult
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There are three kinds of people in my world:1. Saints, those special people moving the world forward. Sometimes you glaze over them. Or, at least, I do. They’re in your face so much, you can’t see them, like how you can’t see your nose.2. Misfits, people who don’t belong. Like me—the way I don’t fit into Dad’s brand-new family or in the leftover one composed of Mom and my older brother, Mama’s-Boy-Muhammad.Also, there’s Jeremy and me. Misfits. Because although, alliteratively speaking, Janna and Jeremy sound good together, we don’t go together. Same planet, different worlds.But sometimes worlds collide and beautiful...
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- Suitable for Grade Six (Age group 10+) This is the second volume from this series, which deals with the life of Umar ibn al-Khattab r.a., the second of the Four Rightly-Guided Caliphs. The evaluation of Amir al-Mu'minin Umar al-Farooq, may Allah be pleased with him, and his far-sighted policies is captured in a statement attributed to the Prophet (S), 'There were in the nations before you "inspired people", and if there is any one of them in my nation, it is Omar.'
Starting at a new school is scary, especially with a giant hearing aid strapped to your chest! At her old school, everyone in Cece’s class was deaf. Here, she’s different. She’s sure the kids are staring at the Phonic Ear, the powerful aid that will help her hear her teacher. Too bad it also seems certain to repel potential friends. Then Cece makes a startling discovery. With the Phonic Ear she can hear her teacher not just in the classroom but anywhere her teacher is in the school—in the hallway . . . in the teacher’s lounge . . . in...
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–The only good Muslim is a dead Muslim … In a socially and politically divided country after the presidential election, activist and American Muslim Nour Ibrahim prepares to deliver a speech at an anti-hate rally condemning the surge of attacks against people of color, immigrants, Muslims, and anyone else deemed different or disposable. As her inbox overflows with racist, xenophobic threats, she struggles to remain focused, refusing to give in to the fear. Concerns for her safety during the speech mount as one ruthless stalker escalates his terror campaign. Bitter and blinded by hate, he’s not satisfied with merely keeping...
Four teenagers are about to have a vacation they’ll never forget. When Layla, her brother Adam, and their friends Zaid and Zahra, arrive at Dukhan Castle, they anticipate an exciting time exploring the mysteries of nature. They soon find themselves delving into mysteries of a different nature. A cloaked figure, spooky midnight screams, incense being burned in the eerie lookout tower, and startling secrets are just a few. The clues can only lead to one conclusion. Something sinister is simmering beneath the surface and it’s just a matter of time before it breaks loose. A chance encounter with a gypsy...
Author Sumbul Ali-Karamali offers her personal account, discussing the many and varied questions she fielded from curious friends and schoolmates while growing up in Southern California—from the diet, to dress, to prayer and holidays and everything in between. She also provides an academically reliable introduction to Islam, addressing its inception, development, and current demographics.Through this engaging work, readers will gain a better understanding of the everyday aspects of Muslim American life, dispel many of the misconceptions that still remain, and open a dialogue for tolerance and acceptance.
A joyous short story collection by and about Muslims, edited by New York Times bestselling author Aisha Saeed and Morris finalist S. K. Ali Once Upon an Eid is a collection of short stories that showcases the most brilliant Muslim voices writing today, all about the most joyful holiday of the year: Eid! Eid: The short, single-syllable word conjures up a variety of feelings and memories for Muslims. Maybe it’s waking up to the sound of frying samosas or the comfort of bean pie, maybe it’s the pleasure of putting on a new outfit for Eid prayers, or maybe it’s the...
In this story about clashing values and the search for connection in a multicultural world, the drummer wakes the faithful during Ramadan in the predominantly Muslim neighborhood of Little Mecca so that they can eat before beginning their daily fast. But in this culturally diverse American city, the Ramadan drummer wakes believers and nonbelievers alike. 102
Ana & Andrew are going to Ghana! Papa is traveling to Ghana and the family gets to go too! Ana & Andrew love learning about Ghanaian culture, especially the food! While there, they visit Cape Coast Castle to honor their ancestors. There, they learn about the origins of the slave trade. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards. Calico Kid is an imprint of Magic Wagon, a division of ABDO. 32 pages 102
More than 1 billion Muslims fast in the holy month of Ramadan, revitalizing their faith, celebrating the holy Quran and renewing their commitment to helping needy people around the world. This booklet is a simplified guide to these sacred traditions, written for Muslims and non-Muslims as well. The book also is useful for teachers, students, small-group leaders and professionals working to promote diversity. You can learn more about the book and join in ongoing dialogue at http://www.SharingRamadan.info 60 pages 102
by J.K Rowling Harry Potter begins his sixth year at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry in an atmosphere of uncertainty, as the magical world begins to face the fact that the evil wizard Voldemort is alive and active once again. Reprint. Paperback Publisher Scholastic Pages 652