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“A sweet story about the importance of sharing and caring that’s embedded in Islamic traditions.”
—Kirkus Reviews

Zahra’s Blessing: A Ramadan Story

Written by Shirin Shamsi
Illustrated by Manal Mirza
Published by Barefoot Books

Zahra hugs her cherished teddy bear and prays that Ramadan will bring her a longed-for sister. When her bear subsequently goes missing, Zahra finds herself grappling with intense feelings of loss. Over the next few weeks, as she volunteers with her mother at a local shelter for asylum seekers, Zahra befriends a displaced child, resulting in a newfound sense of gratitude and an unexpected Ramadan blessing.

Primary ISBN: 9781646864942
Available As: Paperback
Picture Book, Age 04 or older

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Setting: United States

Character's Place in the Immigration Journey: Unknown Arrival

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