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Lailah's Lunchbox

A Ramadan Story

May 1, 2015 | Children's hardcover
ISBN: 9780884484318
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Lailah solves her problem with help from the school librarian and her teacher and in doing so learns that she can make new friends who respect her beliefs. This gentle, moving story from first-time author Reem Faruqi comes to life in Lea Lyon's vibrant illustrations. Lyon uses decorative arabesque borders on intermittent spreads to contrast the ordered patterns of Islamic observances with the unbounded rhythms of American school days.

About this Author

Reem Faruqi based Lailah's Lunchbox on her own experience as a girl who immigrated with her family from Pakistan to Georgia, U.S.A. This is her first book.
Lea Lyon also illustrated Say Something for Tilbury House. She is an award--winning illustrator who lives in California.

ISBN: 9780884484318
Format: Children's hardcover
Pages: 32
Publisher: Tilbury House Publishers
Published: 2015-05-01


"If you're looking for an introduction to Ramadan for young readers (ages 5 to 8), consider this picture book. On the first year she is able to participate in Ramadan, Lailah finds herself in a new country, far from her native Abu Dhabi. She is excited to fast, but nervous that her classmates will not understand. With the help of a teacher and a librarian, she learns how she can explain Ramadan to her fellow students and make friends who are respectful of her culture." - Concepción de León, New York Times

"A lovely classroom-friendly introduction to the Muslim month of fasting!" - Ruhksana Khan, award-winning author and storyteller

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