We are pleased that Skokie Public Library has asked us to be part of this event. Author Amani Al-Khatahtbeh will discuss her writing, growing up in a post-9/11 world, and her perspective on issues facing Muslims today.
Author of Muslim Girl: A Coming of Age, Al-Khatahtbeh provides social, cultural, and political commentary on CNN, Al-Jazeera, and the BBC. The New York Timesand The Guardian have featured her, and Forbes magazine listed her in its "30 under 30" list. In 2009, while still in high school, Al-Khatahtbeh founded the website MuslimGirl.net. It has become the leading online magazine for American Muslim women.
This event is free and open to the public, but registration is required. Please call the Skokie Public Library to reserve your space: 847-676-7774.
About Muslim Girl: At nine years old, Amani Al-Khatahtbeh watched from her home in New Jersey as two planes crashed into the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001. That same year, she heard her first racial slur. Muslim Girl: A Coming of Age is the extraordinary account of Amani's coming of age in a country that too often seeks to marginalize women like her. Her spirited voice and unflinching honesty offer a fresh, deeply necessary counterpoint to current rhetoric about the place of Muslims in American life.
In this New York Times Editor's Pick, the brilliant founder of MuslimGirl.com shares her harrowing and candid account of what it's like to be a young Muslim woman in the wake of 9/11, during the never-ending war on terror, and through the Trump era of casual racism.