Patriot Action Network Poor grades. Loneliness. Alienation. Feeling worthless. Canâ€™t relate. Those are just some of the reasons why educators in Minnesota are fighting for more Muslim-oriented books in public school libraries.
â€œThere wasnâ€˜t a whole lot in our library that provided a sense of â€™this is whatâ€™s normal,â€™â€ Julie Scullen, a reading intervention specialist at Northdale Middle School in Coon Rapids, MN, told the Minneapolis Star-Tribune regarding literature for young Muslims.
Scullen is leading the charge at her school to make more Muslim centered literature available to students. She even used $800 in federal funds to make that happen, ordering books such as â€œThe American Muslim Teenagerâ€™s handbookâ€œ and â€From Somalia With Love.â€
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