My Name Is Bilal

People, Identity & Culture
Religion & Religious Bigotry
Asma Mobin-Uddin
Barbara Kiwak
Age Group:
Boyds Mills Press
People, Identity & Culture
Religion & Religious Bigotry

Bilal worries about being teased by his classmates for being Muslim. He thinks maybe it would be better if people don't know he is Muslim. Mr. Ali, one of Bilal's teachers and also Muslim, sees how the boy is struggling. He gives Bilal a book about the first person to give the call to prayer during the time of the Prophet Muhammad. What Bilal learns from the book forms the compelling story of a young boy wrestling with his identity.

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