In My Mosque

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Product Details

Price
$19.99  $18.59
Publisher
HarperCollins
Publish Date
Pages
40
Dimensions
9.2 X 10.1 X 0.4 inches | 0.85 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9780062978707

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About the Author

M. O. Yuksel is the award-winning author of In My Mosque, One Wish: Fatima al-Fihri and the World's Oldest University, and Ramadan Kareem. Of Uzbek heritage, she was born in Türkiye and immigrated to the United States when she was seven. She spent most of her childhood in New York City. Ramadan is her favorite time of year. Visit her online at moyuksel.com.
Hatem Aly is an Egyptian-born illustrator whose work has been published all over the world. As a child, he was in charge of preparing apricot juice for iftar and buying yogurt and beans for suhoor. He used to only fast until noon, but as he got older, he was able to fast until sunset. He still makes it to sunset. His illustrations have earned multiple starred reviews and positions on the New York Times bestseller list, including The Proudest Blue (with Ibtihaj Muhammad & S. K. Ali), the Yasmin series (with Saadia Faruqi), and The Inquisitor's Tale (with Adam Gidwitz). He currently lives in beautiful New Brunswick, Canada, with his wife, son, and more pets than people.

Reviews

"This marvelous, welcoming book on mosques, Muslims, and Islam is a must, offering foundational knowledge on the world's second largest religion." -- School Library Journal (starred review)

"This personable, sensory love letter to a range of children's mosque experiences will engage new learners and resonate with those already familiar." -- Publishers Weekly (starred review)

"Joyful characters describe what happens in simple, poetic language. Both a celebration of and an introduction to the mosque."
-- Kirkus Reviews

In My Mosque draws readers into the Muslim house of worship to show how it is so much more than a place to pray. . . Aly's (The Proudest Blue, 2019) illustrations echo the warmth of Yuksel's text, depicting loving, happy communities, rich in diversity of all sorts. The striking use of geometric patterns found in Islamic art and architecture might inspire classroom art projects to complement a narrative study of houses of worship. -- Booklist

"Young readers are welcomed to a mosque brimming with faithful family, friends, and community. Both text and art convey some tenets of Islam and emphasize the mosque's role as a place for faith and celebration." -- Horn Book Magazine

"Joyful celebration of mosques around the world. . . Themes of family and friendship prevail, along with references to spirituality." -- Providence Journal