Banaadir Academy’s own Mariam Mohamed (4th grade teacher) has written an acclaimed book about a new immigrant child being teased because of her hijab and being Muslim. The words of her grandmother, treating others the way you want to be treated, helped her get through the challenges

and soon, she began to make friends! Her book is illustrated by a Minnesotan Somali painter and the beautiful water color pictures are so powerful

Recently Ms. Mohamed traveled to Columbus, Ohio to speak to students about the book, read about her visit