Ramadan Around the World
By Ndaa Hassan
Ramadan Around The World covers how children from various cultures around the world celebrate Ramadan. The purpose of this book is to illustrate the diversity of the Muslim community around the world. Children of various nationalities, abilities and disabilities are represented throughout the book. Also, families of diverse sizes and demographics have been equally represented. The book is narrated by the Ramadan moon who takes the reader around the world to visit children as they observe Ramadan.
As the moon visits each country, a wide range of cultural customs, dishes, traditional wear and key Ramadan spiritual practices are introduced to the reader. The young reader will be swept away with the bright colors and relatable content and also enjoy this journey of travel, discovery and learning.
Ramadan Around The World is written and illustrated not just to expand the world-view of Muslim children but also to serve as a key resource in teaching young children and educators from non-Muslim backgrounds about Ramadan. This is the perfect book to read to the class and donate to your child’s school library. It is written with both Muslim and non-Muslim young readers in mind. Terms are clearly defined and accompanied by a glossary and resource link.
It is a book that can be enjoyed by children as young as one and as old as 11 as each child will notice something that speaks to them or teaches them something new. Toddlers will love the illustrations that depict people and food; preschoolers will enjoy making connections to it; young readers will be excited to read this on their own; elementary school kids will gain an insight into the different architecture and environment on each page; and, older readers will be delighted to learn that the Muslim world they are a part of spreads to all the ends of the earth.
Recommended ages: +2 years