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Muslim Studies Resources: Muslim Journeys

A guide to Muslim Studies resources available through the Michigan State University Libraries

2018-2019 Muslim Journeys

Tuesday October 30th 7pm MSU Main Library Green Room: American Islamophobia: Understanding the Roots and Rise of Fear by Khaled A. Beydoun, discussion led by Dr. Nazita Lajevardi, MSU Department of Political Science.

American Islamophobia is available for purchase at a 20% discount from Everybody Reads in Lansing and Schuler's in Okemos. Two copies are on reserve at the MSU Main Library Patron Services desk. Copies can be borrowed from the Capital Area District Library and the East Lansing Public Library.

Co-sponsored by the Islamic Society of Greater Lansing, Truth Racial Healing & Reconciliation of Metro Lansing, LATTICE (Linking All Types of Teachers to International Cross-Cultural Education), MSU Comics Forum, and MSU Year of Global Africa

Spring (January-February): Does My Head Look Big in This? by Randa Abdel-Fattah, discussion led by Leila Tarakji, doctoral student, MSU Department of English. Other titles to be announced

Autobiography & Memoir

The Autobiography of Malcolm X: As Told to Alex Haley

The Bosnia List
by Kenan Trebincevic with Susan Shapiro

The Butterfly Mosque by G. Willow Wilson

House of Stone: A Memoir of Home, Family, and a Lost Middle East by Anthony Shadid

Istanbul: Memories and the City by Orhan Pamuk

Comics & Graphic Novels

The Arab of the Future: A Graphic Memoir: A Childhood in the Middle East (1978-1984) by Riad Sattouf

Ms. Marvel: No Normal by G. Willow Wilson

Persepolis: The Story of A Childhood by Marjane Satrapi

History & Politics

American Islamophobia: Understanding the Roots and Rise of Fear by Khaled A. Beydoun

This Muslim American Life: Dispatches from the War on Terror by Moustafa Bayoumi

Thomas Jefferson’s Qur’an: Islam and the Founders by Denise A. Spellberg


The Art of Hajj by Venetia Porter

The Children of Abraham: Judaism, Christianity, Islam by F.E. Peters

Muhammad: A Very Short Introduction by Jonathan A. C. Brown

The Story of the Qur’an: Its History and Place in Muslim Life by Ingrid Mattson

from the Muslim Journeys Bookshelf: "Pathways of Faith" theme


Bridging Cultures Muslim Journeys was a project of the National Endowment for the Humanities.
X: A Novel was a Great Michigan Read from the Michigan Humanities Council.

Community partners have included: The Islamic Society of Greater Lansing, The East Lansing Interfaith Clergy Association, Truth Racial Healing and Transformation of Metro Lansing, Capital Area District Libraries, East Lansing Public Library.


E-mails from Scheherazad by Mohja Kahf

A Rumi Anthology edited and translated by Reynold A. Nicholson  

Historical Fiction

A Golden Age by Tahmima Anam

The Moor’s Account by Laila Lalami

Young Adult Fiction

Does My Head Look Big in This? by Randa Abdel-Fattah

X:  A Novel by Ilyasah Shabazz with Kekla Magoon Final-GMIR-logo-lrg


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