A new book about Latino Muslims and their journeys to Islam!
A book review by Camilla Stein writes, "This book will make you cry, laugh, contemplate, feel empowered and peaceful. It's an excellent introduction of role models to a younger generation of Muslims, and it's a wonderful message of tolerance, respect and dialogue in a multi-cultural, multi-dimensional American and global society."
Juan Galvan writes in the book's introduction, "Many find the very idea that I would write a book about Latino Muslims surprising considering my background. As a third generation, Mexican-American who grew up in the Texas Panhandle, I do not fulfill the stereotypes that exist about Muslims. "I still recall the first time someone asked why I embraced Islam. I was taken aback by the question and surprised by my inability to readily provide an answer. This question led to a great deal of self-reflection and in a way, this work became my personal search for answers."
Juan Galvan is a co-author of "Latino Muslims in the United States: Reversion, Politics, and Islamidad," a 2017 report examining the identity of Latino Muslims in the United States based on the Latino Muslim Survey (LMS). Hernán Rozemberg of the San Antonio Express-News wrote in 2005, "After becoming a Muslim, (Juan) Galvan made it his personal mission to inform the country about Latino Muslims."
About the editor
Juan Galvan lives in San Antonio, Texas, with his wife and three sons. Juan is a third-generation Mexican-American and the son of migrant workers. He is the third of eight children and spent his early years hoeing cotton in the rural Texas Panhandle. Juan encourages others to expand their views on the Latino and Muslim identity as he has learned through his own personal experiences.
Latino Muslims: Our Journeys to Islam is available online at Amazon.com in paperback and digital versions and in hardcover at BarnesAndNoble.com. ISBN: 978-1530007349. Publisher: Self-published. Page Count: 243. For additional book details or to download a high-resolution book cover image:
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