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A” celebratory, tender picture book that reflects how the holy month of Ramadan is honored by Muslims around the world. The story begins with the sighting of “the new crescent moon,” marking the start of Ramadan. The voice of the child narrator travels across the experiences of children in different countries expressing, through lyrical language, what the practices of fasting, prayer, meal preparation, helping others, and sharing time with family mean during this most holy month. Yuksel pairs these shared values of Ramadan with culturally specific language for loved ones and foods, reflecting the diversity of the Muslim community.”
School Library Journal, Starred Review

Ramadan Kareem

Written by M.O. Yuksel
Illustrated by Hatem Aly
Published by HarperCollins Publishers

From M. O. Yuksel and Hatem Aly, the acclaimed creators of the award-winning In My Mosque, comes Ramadan Kareem—a delightful, diverse celebration of Ramadan around the world. Don’t miss this modern classic that celebrates the emotions and joy of this important holiday.

Come in and experience the sacred traditions of Ramadan, the Islamic month of mercy and blessings, with children and families from across the globe. From waking up early for suhoor, and fasting from dawn to dusk, to praying and preparing an iftar meal to be shared, Ramadan is a time of increased spirituality, gratitude, charity, and empathy for all.
With warm, lyrical text from M. O. Yuksel and richly detailed artwork from New York Times bestselling illustrator Hatem Aly, this is a must-have book that invites readers to enjoy the wonder of Ramadan. The book also includes easy-to-understand back matter and fun, interactive elements.

Primary ISBN: 9780063240124
Publication Date: March 2024
Available As: Hardcover
Picture Book, Age 04 or older

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Supporting Students

9 Ways To Support Students During Ramadan
Source: We Are Teachers