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Golden Domes and Silver Lanterns: A Muslim Book of Colors
“Red is the rug Dad kneels on to pray, facing toward Mecca, five times a day.” A welcome color concept book features objects familiar to Muslims and is written in the voice of a young girl describing aspects of her daily life. Her mom wears a blue hajib (head scarf). The girl uses black ink to write “Allah” in Arabic. The mosque they attend has a gold dome. The cover of the Quran she reads with her grandma is green. While most of the items are unique to Islam, the family relationships that ground this child in her life and faith are universal. The decorative elements incorporated into the illustrations are beautiful, from backgrounds to clothing to architecture, not to mention the stunning end papers. ©2012 Cooperative Children's Book Center
Illustrated by Mehrdokht Amini
CCBC Age Recommendation: Ages 3-7
Age Range: Babies/Toddlers (birth – 3) PreK-Early Elementary (Ages 4-7)
Format: Picture book
Subjects: Colors (Concept) Faith, Spirituality and Religion Muslim People Stories in Rhyme
Diversity subject: Muslim
Publish Year: 2012
CCBC Location: Picture Book, Khan
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