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Muslim Journeys Grant

Due to a Humanities Grant from the American Library Association, our library has received books and DVDs that are reflective of Islamic history, life, art and culture. Included are both novels with a historic backdrop as well as biographies and reference material. Here is a list of our new titles:

The house of wisdom: how Arabic science saved ancient knowledge and gave us the Renaissance by Jim Al-Khalili

House of stone: a memoir of home, family, and a lost Middle East by Anthony Shadid

The butterfly mosque by G. Willow Wilson

Snow by Orhan Pamuk ; translated from the Turkish by Maureen Freely

The children of Abraham: Judaism, Christianity, Islam by F.E. Peters ; with a foreword by John L. Esposito

Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi

The conference of the birds by Farid ud-Din Attar ; translated with an introduction by Afkham Darbandi and Dick Davis

Acts of faith: the story of an American Muslim, the struggle for the soul of a generation by Eboo Patel

Broken verses by Kamila Shamsie

Leo Africanus by Amin Maalouf ; translated by Peter Sluglett

Prince among slaves by Terry Alford

Prince among slaves [videodisc] by a presentation of the National Black Programming Consortium and a production of Unity Productions Foundation in association with Spark Media and Duke Media

Minaret by Leila Aboulela

Islamic arts by Jonathan Bloom and Sheila Blair

The art of Hajj by Venetia Porter

The Columbia sourcebook of Muslims in the United States by Edward E. Curtis IV, editor

Dreams of trespass: tales of a harem girlhood by Fatima Mernissi ; photographs by Ruth V. Ward

In an antique land by Amitav Ghosh

The Arabian nights by translated by Husain Haddawy ; based on the text of the fourteenth-century Syrian manuscript edited by Muhsin Mahdi

Rūmī, poet and mystic (1207-1273): selections from his writings by translated from the Persian with introduction and notes, Reynold A. Nicholson

When Asia was the world by Stewart Gordon

The ornament of the world: how Muslims, Jews, and Christians created a culture of tolerance in medieval Spain by María Rosa Menocal ; [foreword by Harold Bloom]

In the country of men by Hisham Matar

The story of the Qurʼan: its history and place in Muslim life by Ingrid Mattson

A quiet revolution: the veil's resurgence, from the Middle East to America by Leila Ahmed

Muhammad: a very short introduction by Jonathan A.C. Brown

Islamic art spots [videodisc] by written, developed and presented by D. Fairchild Ruggles ; produced by Twin Cities Public Television ; presented by the National Endowment for the Humanities ; in cooperation with the American Library Association

Islamic art [videodisc]: mirror of the invisible world by a co-production of Unity Productions Foundation and Gardner Films ; produced and directed by Robert Gardner ; writer, co-producer, Carrie Gardner

Koran by heart [videodisc]: one chance to remember by HBO Documentary Films presents ; a Passion Pictures & Motto Pictures production ; in association with Artifact Studios ; produced by Julie Goldman, John Battsek, Greg Barker and David Grabias ; directed by Greg Barker