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Ramadan Kareem

February 20, 2024 | Children's hardcover
ISBN: 9780063240124
$24.99
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Description

From M. O. Yuksel and Hatem Aly, the acclaimed creators of the award-winning In My Mosque, comes Ramadan Kareem--a delightful, diverse celebration of Ramadan around the world. Don't miss this modern classic that celebrates the emotions and joy of this important holiday.

Come in and experience the sacred traditions of Ramadan, the Islamic month of mercy and blessings, with children and families from across the globe. From waking up early for suhoor and fasting from dawn to dusk to praying and preparing an iftar meal to be shared, Ramadan is a time of increased spirituality, gratitude, charity, and empathy for all.

With warm, lyrical text from M. O. Yuksel and richly detailed artwork from New York Times bestselling illustrator Hatem Aly, this is a must-have book that invites readers to enjoy the wonder of Ramadan. The book also includes easy-to-understand back matter and fun, interactive elements.   


About this Author

Hatem Alyis an Egyptian-born illustrator whose work has been published all over the world. As a child, he was in charge of preparing apricot juice for iftar and buying yogurt and beans for suhoor. He used to only fast until noon, but as he got older, he was able to fast until sunset. He still makes it to sunset. His illustrations have earned multiple starred reviews and positions on theNew York Timesbestseller list, includingThe Proudest Blue(with Ibtihaj Muhammad & S. K. Ali),the Yasmin series (with Saadia Faruqi), andThe Inquisitor's Tale(with Adam Gidwitz). He currently lives in beautiful New Brunswick, Canada, with his wife, son, and more pets than people.

ISBN: 9780063240124
Format: Children's hardcover
Pages: 40
Publisher: HarperCollins
Published: 2024-02-20

Reviews

Yuksel's refreshing take centers children's experiences during Ramadan and the holiday that follows it, Eid al-Fitr. Descriptions of the children's hunger pangs, their relief at breaking their fast, and their gratitude for their blessings perfectly capture their perspective. The author emphasizes sensory experiences, such as the smell of kofta, the sound of the calls to prayers, and the cozy feeling of curling up on Abuela's lap to read the Quran. Aly's cheerful, energetic illustrations pair beautifully with the text to convey the joyous spirit of Ramadan, with bright colors and depictions of Islamic art and architecture. -- Kirkus Reviews

"The collaborators behind In My Mosque cross continents and countries to celebrate Ramadan's joys and traditions in this painstakingly detailed book. Yuksel's sensate prose conveys specific practices... especially the wait for iftar, while Aly's energetic illustrations draw on culturally specific Islamic art and architecture, imparting the season's tenets and its communal feel." -- Publishers Weekly

"Muslim children around the world observe and celebrate Ramadan in this uplifting, joy-filled picture book... Sights and sounds of sacred Islamic cultural traditions... Rich in color, detail, and storytelling, Aly's dynamic digital illustrations capture ethnically diverse Muslims of all ages coming together to pray, perform acts of kindness, and savor communal feasts. An exceptionally warm and illuminating celebration." -- Booklist (starred review)

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