Rashad’s Ramadan and Eid al-Fitr Book Review

 

Here’s another Eid story I found and ordered from my local library. Presenting Rashad’s Ramadan and Eid al-Fitr 

Author: Lisa Bullard

Illustrator: Holli Conger

Publisher: Cloverleaf Books ~ Millbrook Press

Availability: The Atlanta fulton Library carries it which is nice! as does Amazon.

Unique points:  a picture book written in chapters ~ great for the early reader who wants to be reading the ever-so-grownup chapter books.This book is pretty informational with a slight story that goes along with it. It has informational blurbs on each page.

The pictures are vibrant and doodly. I liked that Rashad’s mother wears hijab in some pages but doesn’t wear her hijab (headscarf) at home.   Sometimes children can be misled and think that Muslim women wear hijab all the time, which is not true: they wear it in public. I also liked that Rashad’s mom’s hijab was a vibrant orange. It’s the small things that count!

Favorite Quote:

Dad says, “Rashad your smile curves across your face just like that moon.”

I also like Rashad’s character and his tone of voice:

I’ve been watching the moon every night. Tonight I look extra hard.

and regarding the moon,

When it  is fat and full, we’re halfway through Ramadan.

Another perk: I also liked that Rashad was an African-American Muslim and he looked like he lived in America. I also liked the multicultural illustrations that portrayed Muslims being a variety of races.

There wasn’t a Look Inside! feature on Amazon, so I added a preview of the book below.

 

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Z liked pointing out the moon in this story.IMG_1220She also liked the big yellow school bus. I like the setting of this story ~ I believe children will be able to relate to this story.

 

 

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