Ramadan: The Holy Month of Fasting

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Product Details

Price
$24.95  $22.95
Publisher
Orca Book Publishers
Publish Date
March 27, 2018
Pages
88
Dimensions
7.6 X 9.1 X 0.7 inches | 1.15 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9781459811812

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About the Author

Ausma Zehanat Khan holds a Ph.D. in international human rights law with a specialization in military intervention and war crimes in the Balkans. She is a former adjunct law professor and Editor-in-Chief of Muslim Girl magazine, the first magazine targeted to young Muslim women in North America. She is also the award-winning author of The Unquiet Dead and The Bloodprint, the first book in The Khorasan Archives. A British-born Canadian, Khan now lives in Colorado with her husband.

Reviews

"The personal perspectives elevate this volume above an average informational book; readers, both non-Muslims and Muslims, can step into the shoes of someone from another background. Wide in scope and personal in presentation, this book is a good choice for learning about Muslims' traditions as expressed in various cultures."--Kirkus Reviews
"The book is sprinkled with many colourful photos of people praying and celebrating around the world, mosques, food and more which illustrate the joy that this holiday brings to Muslims…I would recommend Ramadan: The Holy Month of Fasting to children learning about Ramadan and the Muslim faith as well as to children who do celebrate this holiday as they will see a reflection of their lives in its pages. Recommended."--CM Magazine
"This is a comprehensive book of facts and experiences for any child who is learning about what it means to follow Islam. A solid choice for children seeking to learn more about the faith for assignments or to satisfy their own intellectual curiosity."--School Library Journal
"Ramadan provides a clear, accessible introduction to Ramadan and Islamic beliefs generally…This series has been insightfully planned and carried out: books like Khan's Ramadan make intercultural discovery and understanding fascinating and fun. I particularly like how prominent girls and women are in this text. And while the book is intended for kids, there are many adults who would benefit from reading it to dispel their misunderstandings. I emphatically recommend Ramadan: The Holy Month of Fasting to any class or community interested in reading for multicultural understanding."--Resource Links
"The handsomely designed book, full of interesting photographs, explains the significance of Ramadan within the context of Islam…The stories of several children are told, while the wide coverage of Ramadan in a number of parts of the world is a welcome addition. Throughout, Khan's personable tone brings the holiday close…This will serve both those who know little about Ramadan and those who celebrate it."--Booklist
"I highly recommend it for every school, library, and Muslim and non-Muslim home."--Muslim Reads blog
&quotThis is an excellent introduction to the holiday of Ramadan and will work well in both school and public libraries.&quot--School Library Connection
"A chatty, down-to-earth narrative voice; and an attractive, photo-heavy design make the volume both informative and engaging."--The Horn Book Online