Zahra's Blessing: A Ramadan Story

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Price
$9.99  $9.29
Publisher
Barefoot Books
Publish Date
Pages
32
Dimensions
8.35 X 10.47 X 0.32 inches | 0.4 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9781646864942

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About the Author

When Shirin Shamsi became a mother, she began writing stories her own children would see themselves in. She currently lives in the city of Darien, Illinois, USA, with her husband and cat. When she's not busy writing for children, Shirin spends her days sharing her love of Barefoot Books as an independent bookseller in her community.

Manal Mirza is a designer and illustrator based in Chicago, Illinois, USA. Manal creates her paintings digitally and draws inspiration from her experiences. Being a young Muslim American Pakistani woman, her illustrations highlight the different identities that she juggles day to day. Manal brings her own positive outlook to her work, aiming to empower women around the world.

Reviews
"A young Muslim girl, cued as Pakistani American, prays for a blessing and ends up being one . . . A sweet story about the importance of sharing and caring that's embedded in Islamic traditions" - Kirkus Reviews
"Colorful illustrations are perfectly framed to show the goings-on of the family during the holy month of Ramadan as they open their fast during their Iftar meal, pray, and read the Quran" - School Library Journal
"Zahra and her caring family exemplify a spirit of generous harmony as they follow the traditions of Ramadan" - Children's Literature