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Summary: In 2016, Mariam Khan read that David Cameron had linked the radicalization of Muslim men to the `traditional submissiveness' of Muslim women. Mariam felt pretty sure she didn't know a single Muslim woman who would describe herself that way. Why was she hearing about Muslim women from people who were neither Muslim, nor female? Years later the state of the national discourse has deteriorated...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Picador 2019

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 305.4 IT'S

Hirsi Ali, Ayaan

Summary: Picking up where Infidel, her last memoir, left off, Ayaan Hirsi Ali chronicles her struggle with culture shock as she adapts to life in America.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Simon and Schuster / Audioworks 2010

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1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD 305.89 HIRSI ALI, AYAAN Hir

Fahmy, Huda

Summary: "Chaperones, suitors, and arranged marriages aren't only reserved for the heroines of a Jane Austen novel. They're just another walk in the park for this leading lady, who is on a mission to find her leading lad. From the brilliant comics Yes, I'm Hot in This, Huda Fahmy tells the hilarious story of how she met and married her husband. Navigating mismatched suitors, gossiping aunties, and...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Andrews McMeel Publishing 2020

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1 available in Adult Graphic Novels, Call number: 741.5 FAH

Hirsi Ali, Ayaan

Summary: Picking up where Infidel, her last memoir, left off, Ayaan Hirsi Ali chronicles her struggle with culture shock as she adapts to life in America.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Free Press 2010

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1 available in Adult- Biography, Call number: 921 Ali 2010

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 HIRSI ALI, AYA HIR

Gehrke-White, Donna.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Citadel Press 2006

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 305.48 GEH

Azad, Yasmin

Summary: This sharply insightful memoir depicts a young Muslim girl's struggle to balance the traditions of a loving yet conservative father, who wants to keep her safe, against the more liberal Westernized Sri Lankan world outside. This memoir provides a glimpse into the microcosmic Galle Fort Muslim community of the 1960s post independent Sri Lanka. -- from cover.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Perera-Hussein Publishing House 2020

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1 available in New Non-fiction, Call number: 921 AZAD, YASMIN AZA

Mir, Saira

Summary: Introduces nineteen Muslim women from all around the world who have found their callings in a vast range of fields, from social justice to competitive sports to the entertainment industry.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Salaam Reads 2019

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 920 MIR

Aboulela, Leila

Summary: "When Salma, Moni, and Iman-friends and active members of their local Muslim Women's group-decide to take a road trip together to the Scottish Highlands, they leave behind lives often dominated by obligation, frustrated desire, and dull predictability. Each wants something more out of life, but fears the cost of taking it. Salma is successful and happily married, but tempted to risk it all when...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Black Cat 2020

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC ABO

Wilson, G. Willow

Summary: "Kamala Khan is an ordinary girl from Jersey City -- until she's suddenly empowered with extraordinary gifts. But who truly is the new Ms. Marvel? Teenager? Muslim? Inhuman? Find out as she takes the Marvel Universe by storm! When Kamala discovers the dangers of her newfound powers, she unlocks a secret behind them, as well. Is Kamala ready to wield these immense new gifts? Or will the weight...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Marvel Worldwide, Inc. 2014

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1 available in Young Adult Oversize, Call number: YA 741.5 MS

Kamaly, Hossein

Summary: Beginning in seventh-century Mecca and Medina, A History of Islam in 21 Women takes us around the globe, through eleventh-century Yemen and Khorasan, and into sixteenth-century Spain, Istanbul and India.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Oneworld Publications 2019

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 297.082 KAM

Shammas, Nadia

Summary: Kamala Khan (a.k.a Ms. Marvel) is stretched too thin-literally. She's having a hard time balancing schoolwork with being a good friend, being there for her family, becoming the best fanfic writer this side of the Hudson River... and, you know, becoming a Super Hero. She's tired and just barely keeping control, BUT she's handling it. Totally.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Scholastic 2021

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Wilson, G. Willow

Summary: Documents the author's conversion from all-American atheist to Islam, a journey marked by her decision to relocate to Cairo, romance with a passionate young Egyptian, and her efforts to balance the virtues of both cultures.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Atlantic Monthly Press 2010

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 WILSON, G. WILLOW WIL

Wilson, G. Willow

Summary: "She's your new favorite. She's everyone's new favorite. And now she's joining the big leagues. Look out world, Kamala Khan is an Avenger! But is she really cut out to be one of Earth's Mightiest Heroes? Saving the world is important, but Jersey City still needs its protector--and a development company that co-opted Ms. Marvel's face for its project has more in mind for gentrification than just...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Marvel Worldwide, Inc., a subsidiary of Marvel Entertainment, LLC 2016

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1 available in Young Adult Oversize, Call number: YA 741.5 MS

Brooks, Geraldine.

Summary: Examines the life of Muslim women, and the often contradictory political, religious, and cultural forces that shape their lives.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Anchor Books 1996

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Adult, Call number: 305.48 Bro

Hirsi Ali, Ayaan

Summary: Muslims who explore sources of morality other than Islam are threatened with death, and Muslim women who escape the virgins' cage are branded whores. So asserts Hirsi Ali's meditation on Islam and the role of women, the rights of the individual, the roots of fanaticism, and Western policies toward Islamic countries and immigrant communities. This controversial book is a call to arms for the...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Free Press 2006

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Aslam, Nadeem.

Summary: The disappearance of Jugnu and Chanda turns tragic when Chanda's brothers are arrested for their murders and the families struggle to reconcile their Islamic faith and the crime's impact on their families.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Knopf 2005

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC ASL

Summary: A German-born woman flees from her oppressive marriage in Istanbul, taking her son with her. She hopes to find a better life with her family in Berlin, but her unexpected arrival creates intense conflicts. Her family is trapped in their conventions. They are torn between their love for her and the traditional values of their community.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Olive Films 2011

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1 available in TC Film Fest DVDs, Call number: DVD TCFF WHE

Hassib, Rajia

Summary: "A powerful novel about two Egyptian sisters--their divergent fates and the secrets of one family Sisters Rose and Gameela Gubran could not have been more different. Rose, an Egyptologist, married an American journalist and immigrated to New York City, where she works in the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Gameela, a devout Muslim since her teenage years, stayed in Cairo. During the aftermath of...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Viking 2019

Copies Available at East Bay

1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC HAS

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC HAS

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: Fiction Hassib 2019

Holeman, Linda

Summary: Moving swiftly between the tents of the Afghan plains to the tropical mansions of India to the dirty streets of London, this is a beautifully written novel about a 19th-century woman who, cursed by a jealous tribeswoman, travels to Victorian England in her desperate quest for survival.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Three Rivers Press 2006

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC HOL

Jalaluddin, Uzma

Summary: Ayesha Shamsi has a lot going on. Her dreams of being a poet have been set aside for a teaching job so she can pay off her debts to her wealthy uncle. She lives with her boisterous Muslim family and is always being reminded that her flighty younger cousin, Hafsa, is close to rejecting her one hundredth marriage proposal. Though Ayesha is lonely, she doesn't want an arranged marriage. Then she...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Berkley 2019

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC JAL

Summary: Reza and Leila, an attractive and affluent young couple deeply in love and recently married, discover that Leila is unable to conceive. Invoking tradition, Reza's mother convinces her daughter-in-law that Reza must, out of necessity, take a second wife to produce an heir. The heartbreak that follows is "in a word, devastating." (The New York Times) Called "the most interesting and accomplished...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: First Run Features 2000

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Buckley, Christopher

Summary: Florence Farfarletti has a plan for female emancipation in the Middle East, and enlists the help of a diverse group to help her carry out her plan of reaching her audience with TV shows.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Random House 2004

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC BUC

Summary: Shahrbanoo: The filmmakers capture their shared encounter of an American woman with a strictly-conservative Iranian family. Wife and husband team Melissa and Hamid, after arriving at her mother-in-law's house, are befriended by Shahrbanoo, housekeeper to the filmmaker's family, and who invites Melissa to a family gathering. Living in one of the poorest neighborhoods of Tehran, Shahrbanoo...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Arab Film Distribution 2008

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1 available in Documentary DVDs, Call number: DVD DOC SHA

Wilson, G. Willow

Summary: "From the moment Kamala put on her costume, she's been challenged. But nothing has prepared her for this: the last days of the Marvel Universe. It's a very special guest appearance that fans have been clamoring for: Carol 'Captain Marvel' Danvers and Kamala 'Ms. Marvel' Khan face the end of the world side-by-side! Between teaming up with her personal hero to rescue her brother and trying to...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Marvel Worldwide, Inc., a subsidiary of Marvel Entertainment, LLC 2015

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1 available in Young Adult Oversize, Call number: YA 741.5 MS

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