Sonsyrea Tate is the author of the popular memoir Little X, which was selected by the American Library Association as a Best Book for Young Adults in 1998 and featured in the New York Library Association's Books for the Teen Age 1998 in the "USA Black America" section. She has lectured at numerous colleges and universities on a variety of topics, including the history of the Nation of Islam, Islam in the African-American community, and women in Islam. She lives in Maryland with her husband and can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org. Visit the author at www.sonsyrea.com.BECOME A FAN
A. Close family and friends challenged me to "tell it like it really was." They didn't mean for me to just spit all my most personal business into the wind - I realized too late. They were encouraging me to tell the truth beyond what has become politically correct information discussed about Islam, women in Islam, women leaving Islam. Muslims are first and foremost humans and that needed to be reflected in my story.