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Holidays Around the World: Celebrate Ramadan and Eid al-Fitr

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Ramadan, the Muslim holy month of fasting, and Eid Al-Fitr, which marks the fast's end, are sacred times for millions throughout the world. Celebrate Ramadan and Eid Al-Fitr examines the reasons for the month-long dawn-to-dusk fast and observes some of the wide variety of celebrations at the end of the fast worldwide.

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Paperback, 32 pages
Published July 14th 2009 by National Geographic Children's Books (first published September 12th 2006)
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Brittany Wall
"Holidays Around the World: Celebrate Ramadan and Eid Al-Fitr: with Praying, Fasting, and Charity"
Nonfiction/ Informational Text- Grades 3rd-4th

This book is a nonfiction text about the holiday of Ramadan. This book contains beautiful photographs and simple explanations of complex religious rituals. Ramadan is a month-long holiday when Muslims around the world come together to celebrate faith, family, and community. I think this book is very important because it informs students about a religion
This is a wonderful book that clearly explains the Muslim holidays of Ramadan and Eid Al-Fitr. The photographs add a lot to the book and I felt the text was simple enough for ages 6-10 to understand without it being too wordy. I like that on each page some words are in bold, so even for younger readers you could read these headings and still be learning the basics.
I like that the author makes a point to show the different people in the photographs come from all around the world, illustrating th
These children's books are great for teaching about world religions. I like the information. I like the photos and the recipes. Makes explaining things in a class nice and easy when one can do it with pictures.
Michelle G.
I'd definitely read this book to my class to help explain Ramadan and fasting. Lots of pictures, big text for younger students, more detailed captions and text boxes for older students.

I would choose this book over Ramadan by Suhaib Hamid Ghazi.
Way too many words for children's book. Good information and pictures though.
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Deborah Heiligman's second job was at the Scholastic News Explorer, the 4th grade classroom magazine. There discovered that she loved writing for children and she has never looked back.

After the birth of her two children she started to work as a freelancer. She has written 28 children's books as well as articles for numerous magazines including Ladies' Home Journal, Sesame Street Parents Guide, P
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