Gr 9 Up-This balanced compilation of essays begins with a short chapter about the history of Islam in America and includes an article on the Nation of Islam. The pieces that follow discuss bias, issues facing women, and challenges American Muslims faced after the September 11th attacks, along with personal accounts of Muslim immigrants and converts to Islam. The selections present a good variety of viewpoints, some of which (on Islam and feminism, for example) may surprise students who do not know much about the religion. A very good annotated list of organizations to contact is included. This is a solid selection for reports as well as for students with a special interest in the subject.-Kathleen E. Gruver, Burlington County Library, Westampton, NJ Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.