Join us for a special month of celebration at Multicultural Children’s Book Day where we will be focusing on the Muslim holiday of Ramadan June 5th-July 5th 2016 as a way to bring awareness and understanding about our Muslim neighbors via the pages of children’s literature.
30 Days of Ramadan: Understanding Our Friends is a celebration of children’s literature which includes characters and storylines that celebrate being Muslim. Books profiled will include topics like Muslims and the religion of Islam, books which specifically look at the Ramadan holiday and/or the authors that are Muslim.
To celebrate this event, we have a linky HERE.
We also have a Ramadan Recommended Reading list HERE. I have my list of Ramadan books for kids too.
And we have a FREE Ramadan poster!
And we have children’s book giveaways; many with multiple chances to win! Be sure and check back all month long to see the Ramadan-themed books we are giving away!
p.s. I have #OwnVoices Ramadan books for kids here:
BEST #OWNVOICES CHILDREN’S BOOKS: My Favorite Diversity Books for Kids Ages 1-12 is a book that I created to highlight books written by authors who share the same marginalized identity as the characters in their books.
16 thoughts on “30 Days of Ramadan: Understanding Our Friends #30DaysRamadan”
So important now. Glad you are doing this.
Thanks Dee! Valarie speaks Arabic (among the five languages she speaks), and they celebrate Ramadan. We are trying to combat the prejudice in this small way.
Perfect timing for this post. It is much needed! There are many books I want to check out. Thank you!
Thanks Patricia! Thanks so much for sharing!
We need this now more than ever!!
Thanks, Mia <3!
I hope this helps, even if it’s just a little!
Awesome to see so many posts about Ramadan linked up here! #diversekidlit
That makes me so happy to Svenja! I loved learning about Ramadan. Before I read the books on the list, I only thought it was about fasting for a month. Now I realize it’s so much more than that.
What a wonderful resource! Thanks for putting this together, and for sharing with #diversekidlit!
We are so grateful for your support Beth! Thank you!
Love the concept and the collection of books on the link-up. 🙂
It’s our small attempt to overcome the terrible prejudice against Muslims in the United States. One person at a time. One child at a time. That’s all we can do but hopefully it will help.
I’m sure that’s going to make a lot of difference. 🙂
Oh I’m late to this party, but thanks so much for including Ramadan on your blog. I’ll have to pin this for next year 🙂
Thanks Sarah!! No problem! There’s always a Ramadan next year to celebrate!