Let’s Talk About It: Muslim Journeys is a scholar-led reading and discussion program designed for libraries seeking to provide opportunities for informed discussion in their communities about the histories, faith, and cultures of Muslims around the world and within the United States. Available only to libraries and humanities councils that have been selected to receive the Muslim Journeys Bookshelf, Let’s Talk About It: Muslim Journeys offers up to $4,500 in grant funding to support more in-depth exploration of select titles included in the Bookshelf collection.
In May 2013, NEH and ALA will select up to 125 libraries and humanities councils to participate in the project. Each participating site will focus on one of five Muslim Journeys themes, hosting a five-part reading and discussion series exploring the theme and related books. Online applications were accepted from public, academic, and community college libraries as well as humanities councils until March 29, 2013. Programs will take place September 1, 2013–August 31, 2014.