The Night Before Eid: A Muslim Family Story
Written by Aya Khalil
Illustrated by Rashin Kheiriyeh
Published by Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Celebrate the end of Ramadan with this luminous Muslim family story about faith, history, and delicious foods.
On the night before Eid, it’s finally time to make special sweet treats: Teita’s famous ka’ak. Zain eagerly unpacks the ingredients from his grandmother’s bulky suitcase: ghee from Khalo Karim, dates from Amo Girgis, and honey from Tant Tayseer—precious flavors all the way from Egypt. Together with Mama and Teita, Zain follows his family’s recipe and brings to life Eid songs and prayers, pharaonic history, and the melodies and tastes of his Egyptian heritage.
This Muslim holiday story, featuring a delicious ka’ak recipe, is a satisfying addition to a joyful and expansive Eid.
Primary ISBN: 9780316319331
Publication Date: March 2023
Available As: Hardcover
Picture Book , Age 04 or older
Community Represented: Egyptian/Egyptian American, Muslim/Muslim American
Themes: Celebrations: Ramadan, Cultural Empowerment & Joy: Celebrations & Traditions, Cultural Empowerment & Joy: Food, Own Voices/Lived Experience
Setting: United States
Character’s New Arrival/New American Status: Unknown Arrival
Book Creator(s) Connection to the Community Represented: Own Voices/Lived Experience
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