By Andrew Garrod,Robert Kilkenny,Eboo Patel
"While Sept. 11 and its aftermath created a tense turning aspect for many of the writers during this booklet, it truly is telling that none in their essays commence with that second. those teenagers have been dwelling, probing, and moving their Muslim identities lengthy earlier than Sep 11. . . . i have heard it stated that the second one iteration by no means asks the 1st approximately its tale, yet approximately all of the essays during this publication comprise lengthy, intimate portrayals of Muslim relations lifestyles, usually going again generations. those younger Muslims are continually negotiating the diversities among households for whom religion and tradition have been issues of honor and North America's early life tradition, with its emphasis on wondering, exploring, and inventing one’s personal destiny."—from the creation by way of Eboo Patel
InGrowing Up Muslim, Andrew Garrod and Robert Kilkenny current fourteen own essays by means of students of the Muslim religion who're themselves immigrants or are the youngsters of immigrants to the USA. of their essays, the scholars grapple with concerns of ethnicity, non secular prejudice and false impression, and what's termed Islamophobia. the actual fact of September 11 and next surveillance and suspicion of Islamic american citizens (particularly these hailing from the center East and the Asian Subcontinent) have had a profound influence on those scholars, their households, and their groups of origin.