10 Influential African American, Muslim Authors Everyone Should Know

Black History Month gives us 28 days to honor African Americans and the ever-expanding contributions they make to culture. From literary icons to fresh, buzzworthy talent, we're highlighting 10 books by African-American, Muslim authors everyone should add to their reading list today. All of the books are available online at Amazon.com. Enjoy!


Khadijah Abdul-Haqq is a married mother of five. She is the author of her debut book “Nanni's Hijab”. She loves to write stories that bring light to the world. Khadijah has a degree in Healthcare Management. She is originally from Philadelphia, PA, but currently resides in Memphis, TN with her husband and children.


Amir Makin writes literature designed to educate and empower individuals toward achieving social, political and economic independence. He writes children's picture books to adult fiction, all of which focus on the diverse African American Experience. His current children's series are Ali the Inventor and Aisha the Navigator. His latest children's series include Evelyn the Extraordinaire and Brandon the Brain. The first nonfiction title is called A Worthy Muslim. As an electrical engineer, he has over 15 years of experience in hardware design and development. Many of his children's book encourage children on a path toward STEM. Amir resides in Texas with his wife and children.