Action Against Islamaphobia

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January 4, 2022

Canada commemorates the Québec City Mosque Attack to honour the memory of those who were injured or murdered by a gunman who opened fire inside the Islamic Cultural Centre of the City of Québec on January 29, 2017.
This horrifying crime is rooted in Islamophobia, racism, violent extremism, and the denial of these realities. It is important that Canadians denounce hate and take action to combat all forms of discrimination.

Let’s build a foundation for change by promoting a more inclusive and equitable country in which everyone can participate and succeed.

Learn about Islam, your role in confronting anti-Muslim hate, and the complexities of living as a Muslim in the West today through adult, youth and junior fiction and non-fiction titles. L&A Libraries suggests the following as excellent novels for children on this topic:
Unsettled by Reem Faruqi
A poetic coming-of-age story about a Muslim girl in Western society.
Amina’s Voice by Hena Khan
An enchanting coming-of-age story of a Muslim girl whose singing talents help her bridge cultural conflict amid Islamophobic vandalism.
A creative anthology showcases the festival of Eid (the end of Ramadan fast).
A Long Pitch Home by Natalie Dias Lorenzi
A young Pakistani boy copes with barriers related to immigrating to a new country.
A Place at the Table by Saadia Faruqi
A thoughtful patchwork of viewpoints about a budding friendship between two girls that touches on middle school challenges, including casual racism.
See the complete list of suggestions here.
Jennifer Robinson
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Jennifer is a Librarian at the Amherstview Branch of the L&A Libraries. She regularly writes awareness pieces that offer book suggestions relating to important and commemorative days in Canada.


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