Monday, December 31, 2007

Celebrate Ramadan and Eid al-Fitr

CELEBRATE RAMADAN & EID AL-FITR; Deborah Heiligman; Washington, D.C., National
Geographic, 2006; 31 pgs. Juvenile nonfiction.

This book is one in a series written by Deborah Heiligman and published by the National Geographic Society. Other titles include books about Thanksgiving, Christmas, Halloween, Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur, and Diwali. Each of the books is characterized by clear, easy to understand text, bright, large pictures, and appended lists of additional sources (books and websites). The information about each holiday is presented in the first person, from a child's point of view; e.g., "During Ramadan we get up very early in the morning." These are excellent short texts designed to introduce children (and their parents) to holiday customs around the world.

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