A debut #OwnVoices writer, Saira Mir is a Muslim physician from
Washington, DC, who has searched far and wide for books to help her
daughter find feminist role models who share her heritage. Saira
wrote Muslim Girls Rise for her, and hopes to share it with
other children eager to learn more about these extraordinary,
Aaliya Jaleel is a freelance illustrator, character designer, and visual development artist. She is currently majoring in animation at the University of Texas at Dallas with plans to work as a visual development artist after graduation.
Compilations about women leaders have grown in number each year; now, at last, here is one about modern Muslim women that exhorts readers to "find your passion, and...RISE." ... As a collection for younger readers to browse, as a starting point for older readers, and as a source of inspiration and pride for all ages, this volume wins. Not to be missed. -- Kirkus Reviews *STARRED* * August 1, 2019 *