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Girls' book teaches about the Muslim religion


Long before Sept. 11 raised questions about Muslim-Christian relationships, Shannon Nabors was concerned about kids from other cultures being accepted in the United States. So she did something about it.

Shannon, 10, didn't like that kids were teasing a new Muslim girl at her school. The member of New Hope Lutheran Church, Columbia, Md., thought it would help if kids could learn about this girl's culture. So Shannon and her friend, Rachel Lanspa, 11, researched the Muslim religion and Pakistani culture. They then wrote and illustrated Lost in New York, which was published by a local company.


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