My Name Is Bilal

Author(s) Asma Mobin-Uddin
Illustrator(s) Barbara Kiwak
Age Group 6-12
Publisher Boyds Mills Press
ISBN 978-1590781753
Year 2005

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.