As a veteran teacher who has traveled the world to create projects and resources for American students, my purpose for curating this collection of short readings, biographical information, creative writing prompts and student models is to introduce middle, high and even university students to the diversity of American women’s voices influenced by the Muslim world. A Distinguished Award in Teaching Fulbright and other grants such as the National Endowment for the Humanities have made my research possible. Many thanks to Amanda Dargan and Sahar Muradi, leaders of the NEH Institute: A Reverence for Words: Understanding Muslim Cultures through the Arts, for their help in creating this content.
Using this Resource
For Teachers, For Students
On the following pages you will find writers whose origins include Sudan, Pakistan, Palestine, Afghanistan, Syria, Morocco, Turkey, Somalia, and the U.S., to name a few. Each page consists of one writer, as well a video, examples of their works, discussion questions, and a “Now You Try” section featuring writing prompt based on the readings. Finally, there are real-life examples of student writing.
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