Hidden Legend of West Windsor Township: Rukayat Yakub


Rukayat Yakub is the founder of Light Legacy Books a children's publishing house dedicated to telling the stories of little-known heroes from across the globe. Rukayat is an AMI certified Montessori elementary teacher and studied Arabic and traditional Islamic sciences in the UK, Morocco, Spain, Mauritania and the United States.  She is a researcher, trainer and author of the award winning activity book Ahmadu Bamba: Sage of Senegal.  In her spare time she volunteers and teaches with Rabata.

How are you impacting your community?

I publish children's books that teach black history


What advice would you give to someone looking to follow your path in the industry?

Identify your mission and pursue it!


What separates you from your competitors?

I tell stiry of scholars, sages and saints, make and female, of Africa and her diaspora.