2012 Silicon Valley Reads: One Book. One Community.
Sumbul Ali-Karamali, Author, The Muslim Next Door: The Qur’an, the Media, and that Veil Thing
G. Willow Wilson, Author, The Butterfly Mosque
Mike Cassidy, Columnist, San Jose Mercury News – Moderator
Ali-Karamali and Wilson use their personal stories as jumping-off points to shed light on the Islamic faith, cultural traditions and misperceptions about one of the fastest growing religions in America. As young women in the United States, Ali-Karamali grew up Muslim, and Wilson converted to the faith. Hear more about these authors’ lives, experiences and the complex issues they and other Muslims in the U.S. face.
Location: Campbell Heritage Theatre, 1 West Campbell Ave., Campbell
Time: 7 p.m. check-in, 7:30 p.m. program, 8:30 p.m. book signing
Also know: In association with the Santa Clara County Office of Education, Santa Clara County Library and San Jose Public Library Foundation