A big-hearted global celebration of mosques and the diverse worshippers that they welcome every day!
My mosque feels safe like home.
In my mosque, we pray for peace, love and joy.
You are welcome in my mosque.
Picked by School Library Journal for the Best Picture Books of 2021.
Do you go regularly to a mosque? Or perhaps you’ve never been inside one? This joyful book invites everyone – worshippers and newcomers alike – to step inside and meet warm, welcoming mosque communities all across the world. Join young Muslim children, their families and friends, as they learn, pray, eat, help others … and play!
Joyful illustrations from award-winning illustrator Hatem Aly (The Proudest Blue) bring to life this simple and heartfelt introduction to life inside the mosque!
‘In My Mosque draws readers into the Muslim house of worship to show how it is so much more than a place to pray. Aly’s illustrations echo the warmth of Yuksel’s text, depicting loving, happy communities, rich in diversity of all sorts.’ – Booklist
‘This marvelous, welcoming book on mosques, Muslims, and Islam is a must.’ – School Library Journal, Starred Review
‘This personable, sensory love letter to a range of children’s mosque experiences will engage new learners and resonate with those already familiar.’ – Publishers Weekly, Starred Review
‘Aly’s bright illustrations pair well with Yuksel’s words, ending with a beautiful spread of children staring at readers, waving and extending their hands.’ – Kirkus Farshore