06 August, 2016

Golden domes and silver lanterns: a Muslim book of colors by Hena Khan

On July 17th, millions of Muslims around the world celebrated Eid al-Fitr, marking the end of Ramadan. My co-worker Zainab described Eid as something like the Muslim Christmas, coming after a month-long period of fasting and religious devotion. Families gather to eat, open gifts, spend time together and donate money to the poor.

Hena Khan’s Golden Domes and Silver Lanterns: A Muslim Book of Colors is a beautiful children’s picture book celebrating Eid and teaching children about their colours in an Islamic way. Featuring beautiful illustrations by Merhrdokht Amini, the books follows a young girl on a journey through Ramadan, Eid and the colours of the rainbow.

This book is perfect for teaching children about Muslim culture, or celebrating Eid. Order now through Auckland Libraries. 

Recommended by Hannah C., Mount Albert Community Library

Hannah C is not Muslim but she does believe strongly that dates are delicious.

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