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A Cave in the Clouds

A Young Woman’s Escape from ISIS

by Badeeah Hassan Ahmed, with Susan Elizabeth McClelland, read by Baraka Rahmani
edition: Audiobook
  • age: 16 to 18
  • Grade: 11 to 12
tagged: social activists, middle east, women


Captured by ISIS, her bravery and faith became her pathway to freedom.

Badeeah Hassan was just 18 when she witnessed firsthand the horrors of the 2014 genocide of the Yazidi people by ISIS forces. Captured by ISIS, known locally as Daesh, Badeeah was among hundreds forced into a brutal human trafficking network made up of women and girls of Yazidi …


Being Muslim

A Groundwork Guide

by Haroon Siddiqui, series edited by Jane Springer
edition: eBook
also available: Paperback Hardcover
  • age: 0
  • Grade: p to 12
tagged: middle east, islam

Being Muslim is written for Muslims and non-Muslims alike. It presents a readable explanation of the most complex and emotion-laden issues of our troubled times. The varying branches of Islam are analyzed and their history outlined — but the focus is on the present.

In speaking about and crossing political, cultural and religious divisions, this b …

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