Nusaiba and the 5th Grade Bullies
by Asmaa Hussein (Ruqaya's Bookshelf)
An exciting and engaging Islamic story book about self-acceptance and the importance of standing up to bullying in a school setting.
Nusaiba is excited about school – especially show and tell! But, after she hears a mean comment in the school passage about what her mother is wearing, Nusaiba slumps at her school desk all day.
Through a wonderful journey of adventure and self-discovery, Nusaiba gains the confidence necessary to embrace her identity as a Muslim and stand up for herself.
"Quality literature that Muslim children can relate to is so hard to find, but this book, mashaAllah, is one that can spark amazing conversations as well (as) children’s imagination. I gave this book to my 7 year old cousin as a gift, and when I spoke with her, she excitedly informed me that she had read it three times in one day and wanted to read it to me again." 5 star review by Aynur.
P.S. The author chose the name "Nusaiba" because it has such a strong history in our faith. Make sure to teach your mini Muslims about Nusaiba bint Ka'b when you're reading this Islamic children's book to them!
Recommended ages: 5+ years
Format: 44 Pages, paperback