This is a sweet book written in verse about the Muslim celebration of Ramadan. I first learned about Ramadan from one of my neighbors in Forest Grove, Oregon back in 2001. I believe my neighbor was pregnant at the time, and the idea of fasting from dawn to dusk was astonishing to me. Iman (my beautiful neighbor) was cheerful about it though. I wish I had this book back then to help me understand all that was celebrated and looked forward to with henna patterns on hands, Eid day and an increased focus on charity, sharing, praying and giving.
Ramadan Moon is a rich and comprehensive picture book that reaches out to share some of the treasured beliefs of Muslim families everywhere. I love the collage enhancements on the illustrations. Well done!
I have the opportunity to work with many Muslim women. And during the current Ramadan, I have seen several pregnant women also fasting. They are really quite amazing.
Cindy- It is amazing to see in action, isn’t it?
I have known about Ramadan for several years, but never saw the fasting in action until I worked with a woman who celebrated it. I was a teacher and she was a Parent Advocate at my school. I remember her saying how hungry she was and I remember we had a blood drive but she could not give because of the fasting. I will have to check this book out.
Rebecca- This is a great book to help people of all ages understand more about Ramadan. I hope you check it out soon!