Wednesday, February 14, 2018

A Party in Ramadan by Asma Mobin-Uddin -ADVISABLE

Mobin-Uddin, Asma A Party in Ramadan, illustrated by Laura Jacobson. PICTURE BOOK. Boyds Mills Press (Highlights), 2009. $8. 9781629798479

Leena is a young Muslim girl. She has decided to try fasting for Ramadan for the first time, but just for one day, not the entire month. At the end of a long day without food and water, her family will break their fast with prayers and feast. But Leena has been invited to a birthday party, will she be able to hold to her convictions? Features large illustrations filled with warm light.

This book is wonderful way to bring the concept of fasting to life. It also has a community message of acceptance and friendship. The illustrations are warm and cozy and large enough to share with a group of students learning about Ramadan. Could also be used for a family with children deciding if they are ready to fast for the first time.

EL (K-3), EL – ADVISABLE.  Stephanie, Elementary School Librarian & Author

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