A Library of the School of EducationDPIUW-Madison School Of EducationUniversity of Wisconsin-MadisonUW-Madison LibraryUW-Madison Catalog
Home
About the CCBC
Authors and Illustrators
Recommended Books for Children and Young Adults
CCBC Calendar and Events
CCBC-Net
CCBC Podcasts
CCBC Publications
Intellectual Freedom
Links

Support the CCBC
Support the CCBC
Are you a...K-12 TeacherLibrarianEarly Childhood Care ProviderUW Student / Faculty

A Party in Ramadan

by Asma Mobin-Uddin
Illustrated by Laura Jacobsen

Published by Boyds Mills Press, 2009
32 pages
ISBN: 978-1-59078-604-8

Ages 5 - 8

After excitedly opening an invitation to a friend's pony party, Leena is disappointed to find out that the event takes place during Ramadan. As a young Muslim, Leena won't be fasting every day during the holy month, but she already planned to fast on the day of the party. Leena's mother gives her the option of fasting on a different day, but Leena decides to fast AND go to the afternoon party. Leena initially enjoys herself there, but soon finds it hard to abstain from cake and lemonade, especially when she's hungry and thirsty from playing outside. Questioning her choice, and wondering why God made fasting so hard, Leena falls asleep at the party. Later, Leena awakens at home in time for the iftar (feast after the fast) dinner she had long awaited. Reflecting on the significance of Ramadan and her personal challenges, Leena feels proud of her choices in this readable and relevant book. CCBC categories: Seasons and Celebrations.  © Cooperative Children's Book Center


book cover
Book of the Week

ACCESSIBILITY POLICY:
In accordance with the UW-Madison Accessibility Policy, this site makes every effort to comply with the World Wide Web standards defined in the Federal Rehabilitation Act Section 508, specifically subsections 1194.22 and subsection 1194.31. If you need additional resources or have any questions or concerns about this site, please contact the site administrator for more information.
UW crest