A to Z of Mini Muslims

An Alphabet book exploring all about Islam and being a Muslim

Children - Religious Theme
35 Pages
Reviewed on 04/27/2022
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Author Biography

Mariam Latifi is an Afghan-Australian who loves to educate and has a passion to teach young children.
As a teacher, writer and author of the new book “A to Z of Mini Muslims”, Mariam sees a vital need in valuing diversity and promoting religious awareness and tolerance amongst all.

Mariam graduated from the University of Sydney with a Bachelor of Education (Primary Ed) and has recently completed her Masters (TESOL) through Monash University. In the past decade, she has worked in both the private and public sectors across different primary schools throughout Sydney, Australia. Mariam is a wife and a mother to three young girls aged five years and under who love reading. Mariam is the CEO and founder of Gift of Knowledge that empowers student learning.

Mariam loves to volunteer and work in her community. She enjoys being the facilitator of a Children's Playgroup and loves to engage with parents in sharing teaching ideas for developing and promoting children’s academic skills. Mariam has recently won the NSW Local Women of the Year 2022 Award for her contribution and volunteer work in her community and as well as an Honorary Award for her distinctive role in the community in supporting and promoting children’s cultural identity and understanding.

Growing up as a Muslim and meeting a range of people, Mariam believes in being proud of one’s identity and valuing one’s own cultural background and believes in continuing to give back to her community and making a positive difference.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Kristine Zimmerman for Readers' Favorite

Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion are key concepts for all ages to embrace. A to Z of Mini Muslims by Mariam Latifi is a perfect choice to introduce young children to Islam. Each letter of the alphabet highlights something special about Islam. Some of the words are very specific to Islam, like H is for Hajj and other letters use words that will be very familiar to all kids like N is for Neighbours. Latifi mentions the five pillars of Islam and talks about the lunar months. The illustrations also provide lots of information and include pictures of the Kabbah and step-by-step instructions for performing wudu (ritual washing). Latifi has also included a note to parents, a glossary, and discussion questions at the end.

A to Z of Mini Muslims is a unique and informative alphabet book. Young Muslims now have a book celebrating their religion. Children are full of questions, and if kids are not familiar with Islam, this serves as a great introduction for them. Mariam Latifi has filled each page with lots of facts but never in an overwhelming way. The illustrations by Saba Yasmeen are cheerful and full of Australian references. Each spread contains a wealth of information, from the foods depicted to the décor on the walls. As a non-Muslim adult, I learned many things. Diversity in our world is something kids need to embrace and engage with from a young age. A to Z of Mini Muslims presents Islam and the Muslims who practice it engagingly for both kids and adults.