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“This beautifully composed story straddles two worlds-America and Islamic Indo-Pakistani culture…This is a welcome contribution, giving much-needed visibility to a celebration observed by over ten million people in North America.” –School Library Journal

The Best Eid Ever

Written by Asma Mobin-Uddin
Illustrated by Laura Jacobsen
Published by Boyd Mills Press

It’s Eid, and Aneesa should be happy. But her parents are thousands of miles away for the Hajj pilgrimage. To cheer her up, her grandmother gives her a gift of beautiful clothes, one outfit for each of the three days of Eid. At the prayer hall, Aneesa meets two sisters who are dressed in ill-fitting clothes for the holiday. Aneesa discovers that the girls are refugees. Aneesa can’t stop thinking about what Eid must be like for them, and she comes up with a plan to help make it the best Eid holiday ever.

Primary ISBN: 9781590784310

Available As: Hardcover
Picture Book, Age 07 or older

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Setting: United States

Character’s New Arrival/New American Status: Arrival

Book Creator(s) Connection to the Community Represented: Own Voices/Lived Experience

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