My Name Is Bilal
- Paterson Prize for Books for Young People (Category: Grades 4-6)
"Useful in sparking discussions with younger audiences about prejudice."
"A good starting place for discussions of cultural differences, prejudice, and respect for the beliefs of others."
"Sometimes it's not always easy for youngsters to accept who they are. But this story about a young Muslim American boy who comes to terms with his identity can offer a fine introduction."
—Black Issues Book Review (Fairfax, VA)
"Will jump-start a discussion of cultural differences, prejudice, and respect for the beliefs of others."
"The realistic illustrations, in muted colors, are restrained but unusually appealing and well suited to the story. ...A much needed, thoughtful, and well-presented contribution to literature about Islam in this country, inspiring for young Muslims and useful for class discussion at the upper elementary level."