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Bernadette (bernadettesimpson) | 45 comments Any suggestions for books about Islam, Ramadan, or any other Muslim holidays?

Muhammad is a beautifully written and illustrated story of the prophet, but my sister is always asking about books about the feasts and celebrations in modern times.

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Bernadette (bernadettesimpson) | 45 comments Thanks, Abigail! I don't think there are many books out there and I had not heard of this one. It's on my wish list now!

message 3: by Kathryn, The Princess of Picture-Books (last edited Aug 24, 2009 12:34PM) (new)

Kathryn | 5461 comments Mod
Bernadette, I am a huge fan of holiday-themed picture books but, alas, don't have any to recommend on Ramadan yet. I will eagerly watch the post in the hopes someone else does! :-)

Here are a few that, alas, my library does not have, but look good!

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Bernadette (bernadettesimpson) | 45 comments Thanks for those titles, Kathryn. I am hoping someone has read some of these and can let us know what they think. I'm mostly concerned about the accuracy of the information in the books, especially as I'll be reading them with Muslim children. The Last Night of Ramadan's author sounds the most promising with her background and experience.

Here are a couple of other titles:
Ramadan (On My Own Holidays) by Susan L. Douglass Ramadan
Under the Ramadan Moon by Sylvia Whitman Under the Ramadan Moon
The White Nights of Ramadan by Maha Addasi The White Nights of Ramadan

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Kathryn | 5461 comments Mod
I thought I'd come revive the thread since Ramadan is starting on Wednesday, and I was delighted to see these comments that I somehow missed a few weeks ago. Thank you, Bun, for the excellent insights and, Abigail, I will have to see if I can get a copy of "Moon Watchers"--sounds great!

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Abigail wrote: "Kathryn: sorry I haven't commented before! Moon Watchers: Shirin's Ramadan Miracle was really quite good! I know how you like the holiday tales, and think you will enjoy both story a..."

Thanks ;-)

45th Parallel Communications (45thParallel) | 2 comments Has anyone heard of Na'ima B. Robert? She's across the pond, but she has written a bunch of books for children and teens, most of which feature a Muslim protagonist. She just came out with Going to Mecca, right in time for Ramadan. She's also the author of Boy vs. Girl.

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