Our calendar is a working document that includes titles that we know of that feature Muslim protagonists, Muslim authors, or settings where a significant portion of the population is Muslim. We have included some adult titles that have YA appeal, but the majority of our calendar is kidlit.
We also include fantasy and sci-fi works by Muslim authors, where characters are not Muslim, with the intent to highlight the work of Muslim authors, but understand that this does not mean that characters are assumed to be Muslim. We understand the nuances of identity and categorization of books can lead to erasure, especially as Middle Eastern or Arab is often conflated with being Muslim. For more information please read this feature article on the We Need Diverse Books website by Susan Darraj on the diversity of Arab America. Please also see this Twitter thread by Emily Khilfeh on Ownvoice Books by Middle Eastern authors.