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Children's LiteratureMuslims in America is a compilation of essays and chapters from other books on the history of Islam and Muslims in America, Muslim American women, American Muslims after the September 11 attacks, and personal accounts of being Muslim in America. There is a discussion of American women who have converted to Islam and a good picture of the great diversity among Muslims, including women who dress more conservatively, as well as men and women who consider themselves Muslim but adopt American social customs like drinking and dating. There is a significant bibliography and a good index. The major problem with the book is its presentation. The margins are very narrow and there are no illustrations, text boxes, or white space to break up the very small text. Students are not likely to pick up this book independently, although teachers might be able to use individual chapters effectively in social studies or advanced placement classes. 2005, Thomson Gale, Ages 15 up.