Jamilah

Thompkins-Bigelow

Children’s Book Author, Educator, Aspiring Griot

By Jamilah Thompkins-Bigelow, Illustrated by Patrick Dougher, with Photography from Jamel Shabazz

Hold Them Close: A Love Letter to Black Children

By Jamilah Thompkins-Bigelow, Illustrated by Tiffany Rose

Abdul’s Story

By Jamilah Thompkins-Bigelow, Illustrated by Luisa Uribe

Your Name is a Song

By Jamilah Thompkins-Bigelow, Illustrated by Ebony Glenn

Mommy’s Khimar

EDITED BY S.K. Ali and Aisha Saeed, Illustrations by Sara Alfageeh (featured anthology pieces by jamilah thompkins-bigelow)

Once Upon an Eid

Coming Soon!

Available 2023

Salat in Secret

When Muhammad gets a special salat (prayer) rug on his seventh birthday, he is determined to do all five prayers on time. But one salat occurs during the school day, so Muhammad decides to search for a secret place to pray.

Available 2023

Grounded

Middle Grade Novel

 

The Breakfast Club meets Hello Universe when four unlikely kids meet at the airport and their flights are grounded, changing their lives forever.

Contact Author

authorjamilah@gmail.com