We're well into our Youth Department staff's 2021 Reading Wildly initiative. (Remember, I talked about this in my blog post about Jewish literature?) One of the genres we're focusing on this year is Muslim literature, and I thought that Ramadan would be the perfect opportunity to share some of the newest titles by Muslim authors and featuring Muslim characters. Islam is practiced by more than 1.8 billion people worldwide. It is a very diverse, multiethnic religion that has been under-represented in the publishing industry until recently. There has been an increase in publishing Muslim-centric titles in the last five years, especially with the launching of Salaam Reads. Founded in 2016, this imprint aims to introduce readers of all faiths and backgrounds to a wide variety of Muslim children and families and offers Muslim kids an opportunity to see themselves reflected positively in published works. I have read most but not all of the titles on these lists. Each book flyer includes links to the library catalog plus information on availability via Overdrive/Libby or Hoopla, our library's downloadable services. If there's a great book that I overlooked, let me know. I want to read it!