Tuesday, April 18, 2006

Through a Muslim child's eyes

From the Sacramento Bee:

Young Imran Azam shares his life and dreams with other kids in Tricia Brown's "Salaam: A Muslim American Boy's Story"

Tricia Brown saw him at the mosque, playing with other Muslim children after Sunday prayers. The little boy in the festive clothing was laughing and running with a red balloon.

Later, he told her his name was Imran Azam. She asked the boy, then 6, several questions, including what he wanted to be when he grew up. A rock star, he answered...

A Sacramento kindergarten teacher and award-winning children's book author, Brown continued interviewing Imran over the next year...

In her book, Brown wanted to describe what it's like for a Muslim American child in the post-9/11 world.

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