A Party in Ramadan

A Party in Ramadan


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Ramadan is coming, and Leena is excited. Although she is too young to fast every day during the Muslim religious festival, Leena decides to fast each Friday instead. When Leena receives an invitation to a party which happens to fall on Friday, she has a dilemma. She doesn't want to miss the party, but she doesn't want to miss fasting either. So Leena decides to go to the party, but not eat or drink anything at all. Later, she will join her family for the meal known as iftar, when the daily fast is broken. But when Leena, the only Muslim at the party, sees her friends enjoying fresh lemonade and chocolate cake, her stomach starts to growl and her head begins to hurt. Will she keep her Ramadan fast?

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781629798479
Publisher: Highlights
Publication date: 05/09/2017
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 32
Sales rank: 475,219
Product dimensions: 8.30(w) x 10.80(h) x 0.20(d)
Lexile: 590L (what's this?)
Age Range: 7 - 9 Years

About the Author

Asma Mobin-Uddin, of Pakistani descent, was born and raised in the United States. She lives in Columbus, Ohio. asmamobinuddin.com.

Laura Jacobsen has illustrated a number of children's books. She lives in the Southwest of the United States. laurajacobsen.com.

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A Party in Ramadan 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
lnpowers on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This book was a great introduction to an important month in the Islamic faith. It provides insite for those outside the faith as to what and why certain traditions are practiced while also allowing those with in the faith to connect to other children who are experiencing similar things.This would be a good book to incorporate into a library program about the Islamic faith at the beginning of Ramadan. It would could introduce the children to a different faith then they could celebrate it by eating some of the traditional food.
MLaVoraPerry More than 1 year ago
Beautifully illustrated by Laura Jacobsen, Asma Mobin-Uddin's A Party in Ramadan offers a warm glimpse into an annual holiday for those children who are unfamiliar with Islamic traditions, and an affirming contemporary read for Muslim children growing up amidst children who hold other beliefs. For the first time in her life, the engaging heroine, Leena, wants to celebrate Ramadan, a time of fasting, the way the grow-ups do. The problem arises when Leena is invited to a birthday party where guests will partake of treats she is not supposed to eat during Ramadan. Readers not only see how Leena deals with what could potentially be a frustrating event with wisdom, but also how she relies on her faith tradition to find meaning in the experience. A Party in Ramadan is a relevant addiiton to contemporary children's literature. M. LaVora Perry, Author www.mlavoraperry.com
Anonymous More than 1 year ago