April 4 is National School Librarian Day and April 11 is National Library Day. Every year Muslim Space delivers book bundles to the public schools in the Austin area as a way to enhance an understanding of Islam and Muslims.
The goal of this annual project is to promote authentic narratives of Muslims and other marginalized groups and identities. The result is two-fold, it places a familiar image and identity for Muslim youth to relate to and it normalizes the Muslim experience for non-Muslims.
In 2017 we delivered Ramadan-themed book bundles the elementary schools and in 2018 we delivered “Amina’s Voice” and “I Am Malala” to the middle schools and “No God But God” & “The Hate You Give” to high schools.
This year we are returning to the elementary schools with two books: “Drummer Girl” by Hiba Massod (AISD & RRISD) , “For the Right to Learn: A Malala Yousufzai's Story" by Rebecca Ann Langston-George (AISD, RRISD & LISD) and "Night of the Moon" by Henna Khan (LISD)
Each book bundle costs $20 and we plan on delivering a total of 200 bundles to local schools.