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Praying to the West

How Muslims Shaped the Americas

Journalist Omar Mouallem travels to thirteen remarkable mosques and discovers the surprising history of their communities. But what he finds also challenges his own long-held personal beliefs, and even his sense of identity.

Original, insightful, and beautifully told, Praying to the West reveals a secret history of home and the struggle for belonging taking place in towns and cities across the Americas, and points to a better, more inclusive future for everyone.




Linda Sarsour Books Like Us

Linda Sarsour Books Like Us

Activist Linda Sarsour shares the emotional experience she had reading The Autobiography of Malcolm X and how it inspired her, for the first time, to feel proud about being a Muslim. Check our Simon & Schuster's Books Like Us page for more stories.

Adult Books

S.K. Ali Books Like Us

S.K. Ali Books Like Us

YA writer S.K. Ali, author of LOVE FROM A TO Z, tells viewers about how her father fostered her love of reading from a young age. Then, she discusses her personal connection to Masako Matsuno's TARO AND THE TŌFU, a Japanese picture book about the virtues honesty, even when there's nothing to gain.

Teen and Middle Grade

Picture Books