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Islamophobia

Deal with it in the name of peace

By Safia Saleh, Illustrated by Hana Shafi

This book will be available 10th November 2020. We welcome you to place a pre-order.
$24.95 Hardback
Series: Lorimer Deal With It

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Today's kids have lived their whole lives in a world where the topic of religious belief has become a serious social issue. The media and social media are full of stereotypes and misinformation about Islam in particular, and this atmosphere of fear and distrust has entered the everyday life of kids. When kids encounter conflict based on intolerance, inequity and ignorance, they need the understanding and the tools to deal with the situation. Whether the reader is Muslim or not, Islamophobia: Deal with it in the name of peace provides information, relatable situations and opportunities for kids to explore both the assumptions of their own biases and those of others.

This illustrated book offers information, quizzes, comics and real-life scenarios to help kids think critically about, avoid and deal with Islamophobia. Considered from the viewpoints of the Believer, the Intolerant, and the Bystander, this issue is identified, examined and put into a context kids can understand and use to navigate issues of faith-based prejudice and discrimination.

SAFIA SALEH is a passionate advocate for equity and inclusion. She is a Resource Teacher and facilitates professional learning for teachers and equity learning for youth. Safia's work includes supporting safe and inclusive schools through an understanding of anti-Islamophobia, anti-racism, healthy relationships, mental health, and well-being. Safia lives in Brampton, Ontario.

HANA SHAFI is an author and illustrator who works under the name Frizz Kid. Her visual art and writing frequently explore themes such as feminism, body politics, racism and pop culture. A graduate of Ryerson University's Journalism Program, she is the recipient of the Women Who Inspire award from the Canadian Council for Muslim Women. Her book of poetry and art, It Begins With The Body, was chosen by CBC books as one of the best poetry books of 2018. Hana lives and works in Toronto.

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Publication Details:

Binding: Hardback, 32 pages
Publication Date: 10th November 2020
ISBN: 9781459415386
Format: 11in x 8.5in
55 colour illustrations

BIC Code: YNR, YQRN2, YX, YXN
BISAC Code:  JNF049100, JNF053140, JNF053200, JNF062040
Imprint: Lorimer

Interest age: From 9 To 14
Fry Reading Level [grade]: 4.9
Lexile Reading Level: 840L

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  • Focus on issues kids face every day
  • Illustrations feature a diverse group of students, reflecting today's school reality
  • Kid-friendly language is complemented by engaging graphic novel style illustrations
  • Teaching strategies developed in class by experienced teachers

"It is the visual format and illustrations that make this series so appealing and kid friendly. The information, straight-forward talk and behavior-challenging questions are well done, but the art will surely make youth pick up these books."
- Voice of Youth AdvocatesĀ (VOYA)

Deal With It titles provide kids with the tools they need to think for themselves and deal with today's most important issues. Each book examines all sides of the conflict, and offers practical tips for coping with these situations.