Lailah's Lunchbox

Lailah's Lunchbox : A Ramadan Story

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*2019 Daybreak Children's Picture Book Award -- Recognizing Muslim Women's Contributions to Literature*

*Notable Social Studies Trade Book For Young People 2016, a cooperative Project of the National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS) and the Children's Book Council*
*Featured Book of the Month, Anti-Defamation League*
*American Library Association Notable Book for Children 2016*

*Skipping Stones Honor 2016*

*International Literacy Association Choices Reading List*

Lailah is in a new school in a new country, thousands of miles from her old home, and missing her old friends. When Ramadan begins, she is excited that she is finally old enough to participate in the fasting but worried that her classmates won't understand why she doesn't join them in the lunchroom.
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Product details

  • 6-8
  • Hardback | 32 pages
  • 239 x 264 x 10mm | 405g
  • United States
  • English
  • 0884484319
  • 9780884484318
  • 83,519

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Notable Features Ramadan will be celebrated June 18-July 17, 2015. Addresses feelings of being "different." A child confronts her fears and finds new acceptance. An excellent resource for helping children understand Islamic culture A realistic depiction of a contemporary American family A great jumping-off point for discussions about traditions
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If you're looking for an introduction to Ramadan for young readers (ages 5 to 8), consider this picture book. On the first year she is able to participate in Ramadan, Lailah finds herself in a new country, far from her native Abu Dhabi. She is excited to fast, but nervous that her classmates will not understand. With the help of a teacher and a librarian, she learns how she can explain Ramadan to her fellow students and make friends who are respectful of her culture.--Concepción de León"During Ramadan, Read These 3 books by Muslim Authors" (05/25/2018)
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