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Salaam Reads is the new initiative targeting young Muslim readers




Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing just announced, Salaam Reads, a new initiative targeting young Muslim readers.
Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing just announced, Salaam Reads, a new initiative targeting young Muslim readers.
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Hollywood is not the only realm where white faces dominate.

The publishing industry has often failed to reflect this country's diversity.

Zareen Jaffery  is an executive editor at Simon and Schuster Children's Publishing.

She's also the head of Salaam Reads, an imprint designed specifically to produce books focusing on Muslim characters and stories.

Jaffery joined the show to discuss what goes into the project and why it's necessary.

To hear the full interview, press the blue play button above.