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The Masjid Kamal Loves

Written by Ashley Franklin
Illustrated by Aaliya Jaleel
Published by Salaam Reads / Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers

Friday is Kamal’s favorite day of the week because he gets to go to the masjid for Jumu’ah prayer. The masjid is where he can be with his friends, hear the teachings of the imam, and pray with the community that he loves so dearly. He just can’t help the bounce in his step, the smile on his face, or the joy bubbling up in his chest every time Friday rolls around!

Inspired by the famous nursery rhyme “This Is the House That Jack Built,” each spread in this buoyant picture book builds on the rhythmic list of things Kamal loves about the masjid.

Primary ISBN: 9781534499836
Publication Date: June 2023
Available As: Hardcover, eBook
Picture Book, Age 04 or older

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