The Night of the Moon: A Muslim Holiday Story (Hardcover)
Yasmeen, a seven-year-old Pakistani-American girl, celebrates the Muslim holidays of Ramadan, "The Night of the Moon" (Chaand Raat), and Eid. With lush illustrations that evoke Islamic art, this beautiful story offers a window into modern Muslim culture—and into the ancient roots from within its traditions have grown.
About the Author
Hena Khan is a Pakistani Muslim-American who has written numerous books for children. She lives in Rockville, Maryland.
Julie Paschkis is an artist and illustrator living in Seattle, Washington.
BOOKLIST, STARRED REVIEW
...a vibrant, visually exciting treatment .the upbeat tone of the writing is matched by Paschkis\' lively, jewel-like art...
Warm, lovely, homey.
Sweet and visually striking, this is a good choice both for children who celebrate these holidays and for others seeking a bridge to their culture.
While Dolssa runs from those who would burn her at the stake as a heretic, fellow travelers must decide whether to hide her or turn her in. The author makes you believe you're in pre-Inquisition Provence and the story adn characters stay with you for days afterwards. Powerful story of taking a stand for your beliefs and the makings of friendship. - Nikki