Next Wave Muslim Initiative

About Our Partner

Next Wave Muslim Initiative (NWMI) is a non-profit organization founded in 2009 and dedicated to serving and educating the American Muslim community of the Washington metropolitan area, by promoting Islamic principles (such as self-development, community service, and social justice), through relevant programming and projects.

About Our Project

This summer, Shout Mouse Press is partnering with Next Wave Muslim Initiative (NWMI) to produce an original novel by Muslim youth. The book, inspired by their observations and experiences, will confront anti-Muslim discrimination and explore multiple perspectives of American Muslims. A lead story coach on this project will be award-winning novelist Hena Khan.

This is an exciting opportunity to further the mission of both SMP and NWMI, as we aim to produce a collaborative book project by Muslim youth that builds connections across difference, increases understanding of unheard perspectives, and creates more inclusive communities through youth-led peer engagement.

We would like to thank the Donors InVesting in Arts Fund at the Greater Washington Community Foundation for generously supporting this project.