Do You Even Know Me? (Hardcover)

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Do You Even Know Me? (Hardcover)

By Reem Faruqi, Ani Bushry (Illustrator)

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"With colorful, appealing cartoon illustrations and a text that reads aloud well, this touching story encourages kids not only to accept people from different cultures and religions but to stand up for themselves when they're being bullied." —ALA Booklist (starred review)

From award-winning author Reem Faruqi, of Amira's Picture Day, Lailah’s Lunchbox, Milloo's Mind, and Unsettled, comes an empowering picture book about a girl who stands up for her Muslim culture and identity and counters bullying with love, peace, and kindness.

My name is Salma, which means peace. Islam also means peace. I wish more people knew that.

Salma is Muslim, an identity she takes pride in. But not everyone understands Salma’s religion the way she does, including news reporters, and even a boy in her class, who bullies Salma for belonging to the culture and faith she loves. However, when things go too far, Salma says, “Enough is enough!” and finds the courage to defend herself while also spreading a message of peace.

Reem Faruqi is the acclaimed author of Do You Even Know Me?, Call Me Adnan, Milloo's Mind, Anisa's International Day, Golden Girl, and Unsettled, which is loosely based on Reem’s own story. She is also the author of ALA Notable Books Lailah’s Lunchbox and Amira’s Picture Day and the award-winning I Can Help. Of Pakistani descent, Reem immigrated to Peachtree City, Georgia, in the United States from the United Arab Emirates when she was thirteen years old. Reem is also a teacher and photographer who loves to doodle. She lives in Atlanta with her husband and three daughters. Visit her online at reemfaruqi.com.



Ani Bushry has a background in graphic design and illustration and a degree from the University of the West of England. Her clients include NPR, UNICEF, and the WHO, and she is the illustrator of children’s books including Bhangra Baby by Kabir Sehgal and Surishtha Sehgal and Marya Khan and the Incredible Henna Party by Saadia Faruqi. She lives in the Maldives with her husband and cats.

Product Details ISBN: 9780063206182
ISBN-10: 0063206188
Publisher: HarperCollins
Publication Date: May 7th, 2024
Pages: 40
Language: English

"With colorful, appealing, cartoon illustrations and a text that reads aloud well, this touching story encourages kids not only to accept people from different cultures and religions but to stand up for themselves when they're being bullied." — Booklist (starred review)