The rise of books featuring the lives of Muslim children is on the rise in the US. Across backgrounds, Muslim authors share stories to readers that serve as important representations as well as opportunities to offer narratives from American Muslim perspectives.
The Please Touch Museum in Philadelphia will be highlighting the Muslim cultures around the world from February to September 2nd, 2019. Included in their roster of events will be a play rendition of the children’s book Bashirah and the Amazing Bean Pie by Ameenah Muhammad-Diggins.
The museum reached out the Muhammad-Diggins following her premiere reading of the book about young African American Muslim, Ameenah preparing for eid and the helping make a bean pie for the first time.
The play really drives home the point that Islam is comprised of many different cultures from many different lands including America,” explained Muhamad-Diggins.