Learn all about the traditions of Ramadan with this first book in the brand-new board book series Celebrate the World, which highlights celebrations across the globe.
In the ninth month of the year, when the first crescent moon rises in the sky, it’s time to celebrate Ramadan! In this lovely board book with illustrations from Rashin Kheiriyeh, readers learn that Ramadan is a time to reflect on ourselves, to be thankful, and a time to help others.
This is a great introduction, not only to the concepts and traditions of Ramadan, but to the world of Islam. The illustrations are gorgeous and colorful, and show the tremendous diversity of the Muslim world. The text on each page is brief and informative. The messages are positive and uplifting. It’s a great book for any child, regardless of religious affiliation!
Rashin Kheiriyeh is an internationally recognized, award-winning author, illustrator, animation director, and painter who has published over sixty children’s books. She has received numerous national and international awards, including being selected for the IBBY Honour List in 2014, and winning the New Horizon Award from the Bologna Book Fair as well as the Golden Apple Award at the Biennial of Illustration Bratislava in Slovakia. She has a PhD in children’s book illustration from Tehran, Iran, and her MFA in graphic design from Alzahra University. She also studied at the School of Visual Arts in New York. Currently, she is an art professor at the University of Maryland.