Journey of the Midnight Sun
Written by Shazia Afzal
Illustrated by Aliya Ghare
Published by Orca Book Publishers
In 2010 a Winnipeg-based charity raised funds to build and ship a mosque to Inuvik, one of the most northern towns in Canada’s Arctic. A small but growing Muslim community there had been using a cramped trailer for their services, but there just wasn’t enough space. The mosque travelled over 4,000 kilometers on a journey fraught with poor weather, incomplete bridges, narrow roads, low traffic wires and a deadline to get on the last barge heading up the Mackenzie River before the first winter freeze. But it made it just in time and is now one of the most northern mosques in the world.
Primary ISBN: 9781459827608
Available As: Hardcover
Picture Book, Age 03 or older
Community Represented: Muslim/Muslim American
Themes: Celebrations, Own Voices/Lived Experience
Character’s New Arrival/New American Status: Unknown
Book Creator(s) Connection to the Community Represented: Own Voices/Lived Experience
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