Book Launch: I AM THE NIGHT SKY
Date(s) - 06/20/2019
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Busboys and Poets
Shout Mouse Press
During an era characterized by both hijabi fashion models and enduring post-9/11 stereotypes, ten Muslim American teenagers came together to explore what it means to be young and Muslim in America today. These teens represent the tremendous diversity within the American Muslim community, and their book, like them, contains multitudes. Bilal writes about being a Muslim rocker. Noor reflects about speaking in multiple tongues. Samaa creates her own cartoon Kabob Squad. Ayah responds to online hate. Through poems, essays, artwork, and stories, these young people aim to show their true selves, to build connection, and to create more inclusive and welcoming communities for all.
Come celebrate the launch of their book: I Am the Night Sky.
A collaboration between Shout Mouse Press and Next Wave Muslim Initiative
Shout Mouse Press is a nonprofit writing program and publishing house for unheard voices. Through writing workshops that lead to professional publication, we empower those from marginalized backgrounds to tell their own stories in their own voices and, as published authors, to act as leaders and agents of change.
Next Wave Muslim Initiative (NWMI) is a non-profit organization founded in 2009, dedicated to serving the American Muslim community of the Washington metropolitan area by promoting Islamic principles (such as self-development, community service, and social justice), through meaningful programming and projects.