Celebrating Ramadan

Ramadan begins this year on Wednesday, May 16th and ends on Thursday, June 18th. Check out a book to learn about this Muslim holiday and its traditions!

Nonfiction

Ramadan by R. J. Bailey
Celebrating Ramadan by Diane Hoyt-Goldsmith
Ramadan by Suhaib Hamid Ghazi

Describes the celebration of the month of Ramadan by an Islamic family and discusses the meaning and importance of this holiday in the Islamic religion.

Celebrate Ramadan & Eid al-Fitr by Deborah Heiligman

Describes the beliefs, rituals, and traditions associated with the Muslim holiday of Ramadam, a month-long celebration of faith, family, and community, and Eid al-Fitr, the culminating festival.

Picture Books

Nine-year-old Shirin wants to join her family and other Muslims in fasting for Ramadan but is told she is too young, and so she seeks other ways to participate including, perhaps, getting along better with her older brother, Ali.

Curious George celebrates Ramadan with his friend Kareem by sampling special treats, making baskets to donate to the needy, and searching for the crescent moon.

Ramadan moon by Na'ima bint Robert

A description of the celebration of the Islamic holiday of Ramadan with its concluding celebration of Eid-ul-Fitr from the perspective of children and their family.

My first Ramadan by Karen Katz

A boy observes the Muslim holy month of Ramadan with his family.

Amal's Eid by Amy Maranville

Learn about Amal's family traditions as they celebrate Eid al-Fitr and the end of Ramadan.

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