My Name Is Bilal

My Name Is Bilal A young boy wrestles with his Muslim identify in this picture book for children written by Dr Asma Mobin Uddin with illustrations by Barbara Kiwak When Bilal and his sister Ayesha move with their fam

  • Title: My Name Is Bilal
  • Author: Asma Mobin-Uddin
  • ISBN: 9781590781753
  • Page: 171
  • Format: Hardcover
  • A young boy wrestles with his Muslim identify in this picture book for children written by Dr Asma Mobin Uddin, with illustrations by Barbara Kiwak.When Bilal and his sister Ayesha move with their family, they have to attend a new school They soon find out that they may be the only Muslim students there When Bilal sees his sister bullied on their first day, he worries aA young boy wrestles with his Muslim identify in this picture book for children written by Dr Asma Mobin Uddin, with illustrations by Barbara Kiwak.When Bilal and his sister Ayesha move with their family, they have to attend a new school They soon find out that they may be the only Muslim students there When Bilal sees his sister bullied on their first day, he worries about being teased himself, and thinks it might be best if his classmates didn t know that he is Muslim Maybe if he tells kids his name is Bill, rather than Bilal, then they would leave him alone Mr Ali, one of Bilal s teachers and also Muslim, sees how Bilal is struggling He gives Bilal a book about the first person to give the call to prayer during the time of the Prophet Muhammad That person was another Bilal Bilal Ibn Rabah What Bilal learns from the book forms the compelling story of a young boy grappling with his identity.Booklist says A good starting place for discussions of cultural differences, prejudice, and respect for the beliefs of others.

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    1. It's no surprise I loved this. This is such a beautiful book about a Muslim kid struggling with his identity and his sister Ayesha getting bullied for wearing a headscarf. Bilal and Ayesha move to a new school where they are the only Muslim kids. Ayesha gets her headscarf pulled off and is told to "go back to your country," "no one wears that in America." Bilal afraid does nothing to help his sister and lies about his name being "Bill" so he doesn't have to be called out and bullied for being a [...]


    2. A Story about a young boy who witnesses his sister being bullied because of their faith. Bilal becomes scared and embarrassed about his culture because he has the bullies in his class and even lies that his name is Bill. A trusted friend and teacher talks with Bilal and encourages him to read a story and reignites his courage. He stands up to the bully but also when he sees the bully watching him and others play basketball he extends his hand of friendship and they form a bond. I think this is a [...]


    3. loved this book great teaching book about bullying and believing in ones self plus to relate to belief in ones faith.Fantastic


    4. In My Name is Bilal, two Muslim siblings start a new school. At their former home in Chicago, there had been lots of Muslims kids. Here, there seemed like there were none. Two boys tease Ayesha, pulling at her headscarf. Her brother tries to distance himself from his heritage, and in class he shortens his name from Bilal to Bill. A Muslim teacher offers a book to Bilal that is about the first person to give the Muslim call to prayer during the time of Prophet Mohammed. Through this book, Bilal d [...]


    5. Bilal, is a Muslim child who just moved to the United States, and at his new school he saw his sister being bullied because she was Muslim. Going to class he lied to his class and told everyone that his name is Bill. The part where his teacher talks to Bilal and gives him a book about a helper of Muhammad. Afterward he felt more comfortable in his skin and was also able to stand up to his bully. Not only was he able to stand up to him but when his bully was watching him and some other guys play [...]


    6. Realistic Fiction This book is the story of a young boy who struggles to identify as a Muslim in his new school, with the fear that he will not fit in. Bilal watches his sister get bullied because of her hijab and decides it's better not to tell his classmates his real name, or that he is Muslim. Luckily, Bilal's attitude is changed after a meaningful encounter with his teacher, who is also Muslim. He learns the value and importance of being true to himself and learns to not be ashamed of his be [...]


    7. The author of this book, Asma Mobin-Uddin, wrote this book because she had difficulty finding books about Muslims for her own children to read. This book tells the story of a young Muslim boy and the challenges he faces being a minority in his new school. Bilal realizes he is a minority at his new school and his sister, Ayesha, is teased by having her hijab pulled by two other male students the moment they set foot on school grounds. Bilal's immediate reaction is to deny who he is as a Muslim an [...]


    8. In My Name is Bilal, a young Muslim boy and his sister move to a new town. After seeing his sister being teased by others for her headscarf, Bilal fears the prejudices other students may place on him and hesitates to tell people his real name. He wonders if he’ll be more accepted if he introduces himself as ‘Bill’. A teacher sees what’s happening and gives Bilal a book that helps him embrace his identity and take pride in it. The next day when he sees his sister being teased again, he st [...]


    9. Bilal and his sister Ayesha move from Chicago to a new place in America. They were born in the United States, and they are Muslim. When they arrive at their new school, Bilal and Ayesha go their separate ways, but Bilal sees a group of boys teasing his sister about her headscarf. He does not do anything to stick up for her. When he arrives at his classroom, he notices some of the bullies in his class. The teacher introduces him as "Bilal" to the class, but Bilal quickly corrects him and says, "A [...]


    10. Bilal and his sister, Ayesha, are muslim children who move from Chicago and attend a new school. Upon arrival a bully removes Ayesha's headscarf and Bilal questions if he should reveal that he is a Muslim. With the guidance from a teacher, Bilal becomes secure with his identity. Dr. Asma Mobin-Uddin's story about religious prejudice is touching and relevant in today's world. She is a pediatrician who writes about the Muslim-American experience because she had trouble finding good books in this a [...]


    11. This fictional narrative tells of Bilal moving to a new school and standing out because he is Muslim. He has to decide if he will go by the name "Bill" and not show his identity as a Muslim or embrace the fact that he is Muslim and tell his true name.As a teacher I would point out the book's descriptive language ("The cold, hard windows of the new school glared at him.") I would also use it to teach how we should be accepting and welcoming to all kinds of new students and/or different students.T [...]


    12. A young Muslim boy named Bilal has just moved to a new school with his sister Ayesha. His classmates make fun of his sister’s headscarf. Bilal tries to blend in to his new surroundings by calling himself “Bill” instead of his Muslim name Bilal. His teacher, Mr. Ali, tells him to be proud of his name, and gives him a book about Bilal Ibn Rabah, the first person to give the call to prayer in the Muslim faith. After Bilal reads the book, he is proud of his new name. The next day at school, he [...]


    13. Bilal is a Muslim who moves to a new town with her sister. On the first day of the school, they encounter racism. One day, Bilal sees her sister getting mocked by wearing the headscarf. As she gets mocked by these white kids, Bilal feels that the school is a cold place to be in. Because of this fear, he changes his name to Bill so that people won’t look at him as a foreigner. Then, his teacher who is also a Muslim, gives him the book called, Bilal Ibn Rabah, Friend and Helper of the Prophet. B [...]


    14. Bilal and his sister are attending a new school where they are the only Muslim children. His sister gets picked & he does nothing to defend her, while also changing his name to Bill so that he doesn't stick out and get picked on. Throughout the story Bilal finds his courage to stand up to bullies. Appropriate for grades 3-5, this book demonstrates how students from other cultures may feel or the experiences they face when moving somewhere new. However, the ending is absolutely not realistic [...]


    15. Bilal and his sister Ayesha are nervous about starting their new school, it seems as if they are the only Muslim students in attendance and they are receiving much negative attention, such as pointing, loud whispering, and outright bullying. Maybe going by a less Muslim name like Bill will help Bilal fit in? When he learns the importance of his name and its origins he finds the strength to stand up for himself and his sister. This is a perfect read aloud to share in every grade school to discuss [...]


    16. This book features a boy named Bilal who transfers to a new school with his sister where they are the only Muslim children. After feeling the prejudice against his identity, Bilal tries to hide his Muslim identity until he becomes empowered by a teacher who is also Muslim, whom he can relate to. This book is a great story of being true to one's self and it is a great cultural asset to any classroom library.


    17. This is an excelent book. It teaches a lesson about religious cultures of the muslim faith and also is a lesson about bulling. The best lesson that comes frmo this srotyline is how Bilal dealt with Scott and them becomming friends.


    18. This book does a great job at exploring what it is like for students from different cultures to assimilate to American society. It shows that you should be proud of your heritage and should not conform to be anyone else.


    19. This was a really great book about diversity. The story showed how a person can be teased, but can overcome it.



    20. More like 3.5 starsBilal and his sister have started at a new school where they appear to be the only Muslims. Ayesha draws a lot of negative attention for her hijab, and Bilal tries to hide his identity to avoid the same.But a teacher gives him a book about another famous Bilal - Bilal Ibn Rabah, the first muezzin - and he feels more empowered to stand up for himself and his beliefs. A good, solid story with powerful elements both to educate non-Muslims and reaffirm Muslim kids who might be wor [...]


    21. Moving from one place to another is never easy, but when everyone around you seems to look different from you and to have different cultural practices, it can be especially hard. After Bilal and his sister Ayesha move from Chicago with their family to another town, Bilal hides his Muslim identity after watching some students make fun of his sister with her hijab. Although Bilal is embarrassed at his cowardice for not coming to his sister's rescue and for claiming his name is Bill, he also feels [...]


    22. I think this story has a great story line that students could learn from. Everyone can relate to the feelings of the main character Bilal. He feels alone and different from his peers. This book can be used to have great discussion. I always like how the story included a story from Muslim culture.Purpose:Read Aloud: I think this book could be used if you're expecting a new student in your classroom. Not everyone is going to be the same as the other students in your classroom. This book could expl [...]


    23. My Name is Bilal, by Asma Modin-Uddin is a story about a Muslim boy and his sister that start a new school. This book is a very compelling and rich diversity type of book. The illustrations are also lovely and compliment the story very well, such as when the other students are picking on Bilal’s sister. I would love to introduce and incorporate this book in my classroom. I think that many students would benefit from this book even if you are teaching in a rural school. I know I learned a lot f [...]


    24. My name is Bilal is a story about a Muslim brother, Bilal, and sister, Ayesha, who move to a new school where they are the only Muslim students. Ayesha gets bullied by a boy who rips her headscarf off of her head. Bilal is torn between fitting in or standing up for his sister and their beliefs. This book has a really great message, stand up for what you believe- always stay true to you. Bilal finds himself telling his classmates his name is Bill because he was ashamed of his Muslim name: "Becaus [...]


    25. There aren't many picture books to be found that talk about some background history of Muslim children and the challenges faced today by doing things different than the other kids in school. This is a book that does just that. It is a good story of two US born kids who change schools and find they seem to be the only ones. There is a bullying incident, a lesson learned and a good ending. I am less positive about the ending because it seemed too quick to be realistic. Yet, the book offers good op [...]


    26. Bilal is muslim, and he isn't very proud of it. He even tells the kids at school that his name is Bill so that he can fit in. I feel it is very sad that I could actually see this happening. Today's society is so discriminating that this child had to hide his name and religion. He is scared because he sees his sister being bullied, she chooses to show her true identity. Eventually "Bill" tells the students his name one day when he takes up for his sister. This book is great for teaching children [...]


    27. muslim boy and sister getting made fun of for culture.-boy lies says his name is bill when it is really Bilal, because he wants to be "normal"talks to teacher who is muslim who gives him a book about a prophet named BilalBilal becomes proud of who he is, stands up for his sister to bully scottends up playing basketball and inviting scott, assisting him with a scoreend up being friendsmeets another muslim boy named Hakim, and becomes proud to be muslim and not worried about what others think


    28. The fear of being different, esp when he sees boys tease his sister for her headscarf, compels Bilal to say his name is Bill Al and try to keep his religion secret.A spiritual journey that shows him accept his faith as part of him is only marred (for me) by the only identified religion being Islam- other characters are shown learning and growing from Bilal once he accepts himself, but no one else's religion is even mentioned making it almost appear to be a secular scolding of those who openly we [...]


    29. I enjoyed this book because it was very relatable to situations that happen in school everyday. It saddened me that children feel like this but its a great resource to have in the classroom if there are issues with beliefs. I think this should book should be read on one of the first days of school because it starts off the year by stating bullying will not be tolerated in the classroom. Then there should be discussion about how being different and unique is a great thing, rather than looking dow [...]


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