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“A sophisticated color-concept book featuring a contemporary family introduces Islam to young Muslims and children who don’t practice this faith” –Kirkus Reviews

Golden Domes and Silver Lanterns

Written by Hena Khan
Illustrated by Mehrdokht Amini
Published by Chronicle Books

Magnificently capturing the colorful world of Islam for the youngest readers, this breathtaking and informative picture book celebrates Islam’s beauty and traditions. From a red prayer rug to a blue hijab, everyday colors are given special meaning as young readers learn about clothing, food, and other important elements of Islamic culture, with a young Muslim girl as a guide. Sure to inspire questions and observations about world religions and cultures, Golden Domes and Silver Lanterns is equally at home in a classroom reading circle as it is being read to a child on a parent’s lap.

Primary ISBN: 9780811879057

Available As: Hardcover, Paperback
Picture Book, Age 05 or older

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Character’s New Arrival/New American Status: Arrival

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Mini-Unit Lesson Plans (PDF)
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Lesson Plan (PDF)
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Cultural Representation Reflection
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Sensory Activities (great for children with disabilities)
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