About

Our Story
Light Legacy Books tells the stories of little-known heroes from across the globe. Books can be windows into the outside world or a mirror that reflects the readers. We seek to do both, bringing stories of grit and courage to children where they can see themselves as well as looking out into a whole new world.

Our Books
Our first book, the coloring story book on the life of a sage, the Great Ahmadu Bamba invites children into the work of a scholar, saint and sage who never gave up, despite the difficulties he faced. Our books tell real stories that he hope will awaken and inspire the hero in every child.

Our Team

Rukayat Yakub

founder
Rukayat is an education activist based in New Jersey. Rukayat loves history and education and establishing Light Legacy Books in 2017 enabled her to bring these two loves together. Rukayat is an AMI trained Montessori teacher and has worked in education and research for two decades.

Kamilah Khabir
Intern
Kamilah Khabir is Cleveland, Ohio native who grew up in northern Virginia. She graduated from George Mason University in 2018 with a degree in social innovation. Although she is pursuing a career in the non-profit sector she is still an advocate for her two passions, history and martial arts.

Medina Tenour Whiteman
Editorial consultant
Medina is a freelance writer, editor and translator based in Spain. She graduated from SOAS, University of London, with a BA (hons) in African Language and Culture and had over ten years’ experience writing and researching, with a particular focus on the Islamic world. She is the author of the poetry book Love is a Traveller and We are its Path, and the Travel Guide to Muslim Spain (forthcoming, Huma Press). Her website isĀ www.cavemum.com.