Rabia’s Eid

Random. (Step into Reading). Feb. 2024. 32p. Tr $14.99. ISBN 9780593706824; pap. $5.99. ISBN 9780593706817.
PreS-Gr 1–Rabia, a young girl with tan skin, wants to experience Eid just like the rest of her family, even though her sister says she is “too little” to fast. When she goes with her family into the kitchen to eat cereal and drink water in preparation, Dad agrees that she can fast for half a day. Her family helps Rabia make it through half the fast, shares henna, and teaches her how to put money in the Fitr box for the poor. Khan explains Eid in a child-friendly manner, and grown-ups, too, will learn from her words. Rahmalia’s bright and cheery illustrations beautifully capture the cultural aspects of Eid.
VERDICT A jaunty exploration of Eid and the holiday’s cultural implications for young children.

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