Black, white, and Latino--Americans from every race and religion are increasingly accepting Islam. By the Dawn's Early Light, which presents forty engaging autobiographical essays by American converts to Islam, helps explain why. It represents the voice of a new generation of American Muslims, whose personal stories are inspiring, easy to read, and often heart wrenching. What leads a Christian youth minister to embrace Islam? How does an Israeli-supporting Jew become a Muslim? And why are mainstream Muslims flocking to the leading moderate voice of Islam: Ahmadiyya? At a time when pundits pit Islam and the West inherently against each other, American Muslims help to answer the above questions and "bridge the gap.""