Please note: I’m speaking from the view of mainstream publishers, as there have been Islamic companies who have attempted to provide representation.
In YA novels, there are few Muslim characters. I started making this list for my cousin who wanted to read more YA novels with Muslim characters in them. So that’s why I decided to post the list here. This is by no means a completed list but it gives an indication of the novels that exist with Muslim characters in the YA publishing sphere. I’ll be continuously updating it. Please drop a comment below if I’ve missed one out!
Note: I have not read all these books yet but I’m trying to avoid adding books that feature misrepresentation, stereotypes and tokenism – which was something I didn’t do when I made the original list three years ago. If you’ve read a book on here and believe it includes problematic rep – please tell me and I’ll change it accordingly.
LAST UPDATED: 07/02/2021