A major U.S. book publisher will soon be launching a division devoted to Muslim-themed children’s literature.
Simon & Schuster announced last week the formation of Salaam Reads, an imprint that aims to introduce children of all religious backgrounds to literature showing Muslim life in a positive way.
The first books will be published in 2017, and initial works have already been announced. Among them: Salam Alaikum, a picture book based on the popular song of the same name by recording artist Harris J; and Musa, Moises, Mo, and Kevin, a picture book introducing four kindergarten best friends who share their favorite family holiday traditions by husband-and-wife writing team Huda Abdul-Razzak and Azhar Sheraze.
A version of this article appeared in the March 09, 2016 edition of Education Week as Muslim-Themed Imprint For Children to Debut