#GirlsLeadingOurWorld Library Wish List


Empowerment, imagination, and accessibility. These things are important to girls and young women all around the world—including in my under-resourced Moroccan community. To make a real grassroots difference where it matters most, the students in my Girls Leading Our World (GLOW) Club are building a community library.

Morocco has an extremely low reading rate. On average, Moroccans read a quarter of a page a year (not counting schoolbooks or the Quran), compared to the American average of 11 books a year. The root of the problem is access. Our community is full of bright and curious minds, but we do not have any accessible libraries or affordable options. —GLOW

If you would like to support girl leaders, literacy, and grassroots development, please consider sending us something from our Library Wish List! You can also help by sending us recommendations to put on our list, with priority for Muslim/Arab/Amazigh/North African stories written by #ownvoices authors. Contact us at settatglow@gmail.com for a mailing address.

English Language Library Wish List

  • Ms. Marvel (Volumes 1-5), by G. Willow Wilson
  • I Am Malala, by Malala Yousafzai
  • Extraordinary Women from the Muslim World, by Natalie Maydell and Sep Riahi
  • The Moor’s Account, by Laila Lalami
  • Deep in the Sahara, by Kelly Cunnane, ill. by Hoda Hadad
  • The Flag of Childhood: Poems From the Middle East, selected by Naomi Shihab Nye
  • The Librarian of Basra: A True Story from Iraq, written & ill. by Jeanette Winter
  • Ruler of the Courtyard, by Rukhsana Khan
  • Yassmin’s Story, by Yassmin Abdel-Magied
  • The Butter Man, by Elizabeth & Ali Alalou
  • The Hakawati, by Rabih Alameddine
  • A Map of Home, by Randa Jarrar
  • The Complete Persepolis, by Marjane Satrapi
  • Amina, by Mohammed Kabir Umar
  • Night of the Moon, by Hena Khan
  • The Conference of the Birds, by Alexis York Lumbard, Demi and Seyyed Hossein Nasr
  • Emails to Scheherazade, by Mohja Kahf
  • Salaam, Love anthology
  • Love, Inshallah anthology
  • Any book by: Paolo Coelho

Arabic Language Library Wish List

  • Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling

To donate or learn more, visit the GLOW fundraising page here. 




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