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Great Ramadan Reads for Kids of All Ages

13 books about the Islamic month of Ramadan celebrate Muslim identity

Published on: April 06, 2021

Great Ramadan Reads for Kids of All Ages

Lailah’s Lunchbox: A Ramadan Story

Picture books

Ramadan by Julie Murray

Part of a children’s book series on holidays, Julie Murray’s “Ramadan” simply presents the basics of Ramadan with text on one side of the page and illustrations on the other. Look for a code in the back of your copy that will unlock access to crafts, videos and games online.

Lailah’s Lunchbox: A Ramadan Story by Reem Faruqi

In this modern classic, Lailah has recently moved from Abu Dhabi to Georgia. She’s excited about her first year participating in the fast. But she’s afraid of how her new classmates will react, until a helpful librarian shows her how to explain Ramadan in a way they can understand.

Rashad’s Ramadan and Eid al-Fitr by Lisa Bullard

Talking about Ramadan without talking about Eid is almost like talking about Lent without Easter. In “Rashad’s Ramadan and Eid al-Fitr,” Rashad is too young to fast, but Ramadan is also about prayer and kindness. Rashad tries hard to be good for the entire month of Ramadan. In the end, he gets to play and feast in celebration of Eid al-Fitr.

Under the Ramadan Moon by Sylvia Whitman

“Under the Ramadan Moon” is not quite a book in verse, but its lyrical language paired with soft pastel illustrations tells a gentle story about a modern family’s celebration of the month-long holiday. A lengthy note at the back of the book provides more information about the holiday, but be aware that some reviewers found a number of the details in this section to be inaccurate.

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