Ramadan: The Holy Month of Fasting

88p. Orca. Mar. 2018. Tr $24.95. ISBN 9781459811812.
Gr 2–5—Khan explains the religious practice to young readers. Filled with vibrant color photographs, the book explains in detail the events and rituals of the spiritual month of the Muslim faith. It is broken into chapters and follows the experiences of several children as well as Olympic fencer, Ibtihaj Muhammad. Muhammad explains how she trains differently during Ramadan. The children share what it is like to fast and the various projects they take on during that time. The book shares holy traditions from countries around the world such as Egypt, Kenya, and India. There are recipes for families to try while they break their fast at sundown.
VERDICT This is a comprehensive book of facts and experiences for any child who is learning about what it means to follow Islam. A solid choice for children seeking to learn more about the faith for assignments or to satisfy their own intellectual curiosity.

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