The Night of the Moon: A Muslim Holiday Story
Interest Level: 5th-7th Grade
This picture book is a great explanation and representation of Ramadan. It no only shows Muslim traditions, but also puts it into a modern context through following Yasmeen through her daily life and Ramadan activities. I think this is a culturally authentic account of Ramadan that is sensitive to Muslim tradition and holds the integrity of the author and illustrator. Each page is interesting, detailed, and reverent of a Middle Eas ...more
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Hello friends, and Ramadan Mubarak! Today marks the first day of the month of Ramadan, and since we wanted to learn more about this Muslim holy month, our book today was Night Of The Moon, written by Hena Khan and illustrated by Julie Paschkis. This story teaches the reader about Ramadan as seen through the eyes of a young girl named Yasmeen.
Yasmeen is seven years old, Pakistani-American, and M ...more
If you have kids who are just learning about fasting and the beautiful month of Ramadan, this book is perfect as a bedtime read to introduce these concepts in a simple to understand manner that most kids can relate to.
Children can easily identify with seven-year-old Yasmeen of Pakistani-American descent, who is observing Ramadan and all its traditions with her family and friends, through the sightin ...more
This book is about a little girl named Yasmeen and her family during Ramadan. It starts by intruding the importance of the moon and how the new moon meant a new month in the Islamic calendar. And the upcoming month was ramadan. The book talks about what a traditional Ramadan is like which fasting, parties, prayer delicious foods, and presents.
Family and religious traditions
It was very interesting reading about Islamic traditions about the moon and Ramadan since I di ...more
This book is about Yasmeen, a seven-year-old Pakistani-American girl, who is celebrating the Muslim holidays of Ramadan, The Night of the Moon (Chaand Raat), and Eid.
I loved this book. It did a great job of explaining the holidays, while still being an engaging story. The illustrations are beautiful as well.
I would use this book when we are learning about other cultures, as a way of exploring the Muslim holidays. After reading, students could research the...more
I love how the illustrator keeps with the blues and greens throughout the story. This helps add to the power of the moon and its symbolism in the story.
This would be a great story when in December and di ...more
Khan does a wonderful job walking readers through Ramadan with the experience of Little Yasmeen (the protagonist). The illustrations are so vibrantly blue emphasized with traditional Islamic Art. I believe the intended audience is for Muslim & Non-muslims alike. The text provides learning of common Ramadan customs & traditions for readers. I felt waves of nostalgia reading it as little Yasmeen's story felt so relatable.
(Don't forget to check out the glossary and authors note at the back for fur ...more