30 Days of Ramadan Kidlit Book Giveaway: 3 Books from Author Hena Kahn!
30 Days of Ramadan: Understanding Our Friends #30DaysRamadan
Multicultural Children’s Book Day has joined forces with powerhouse multicultural children’s book publisher Wisdom Tales Press to create a much-needed initiative.
Given the recent backlash and misconceptions in the media regarding Muslims and Islam, Multicultural Children’s Book Day will be focusing on the Muslim holiday of Ramadan June 5th-July 5th 2016 as a way to bring awareness and understanding about our Muslim neighbors via the pages of children’s literature.
30 Days of Ramadan: Understanding Our Friends is a celebration of children’s literature which includes characters and storylines that celebrate being Muslim. Books profiled will include topics like Muslims and the religion of Islam, books which specifically look at the Ramadan holiday and/or the authors that are Muslim.
Starting June 5th, bloggers are encouraged to share links to their posts about books they have chosen to review via a link-up that will be located on the Multicultural Children’s Book Day website. These books will be of their own choice, not supplied by MCCBD. This linky will be a great way for author, parents and bloggers to not only get involved, but work to create a reading resource that can be used for parents and educators.
During the event articles and blog posts about the various ways to celebrate Ramadan will be shared by Muslim authors, illustrators, and publishers via social media, using event hashtag #30DaysRamadan, and also on the MCCBD blog. Islam is a worldwide religion that is currently being practiced by 1.7 billion people in over 300 countries. It is the most diverse religion in the world.
Author Hena Kahn was stepped forward and offered up not one, but THREE of her beautiful books that will be perfect for the month of Ramadan. Hena is a Children’s author of many books including NIGHT OF THE MOON (Chronicle 2008) GOLDEN DOMES AND SILVER LANTERNS (Chronicle 2012), IT’S RAMADAN, CURIOUS GEORGE.
TWO lucky winners will win one copy of each of these three gorgeous Muslim-themed books for kids!
Night of the Moon: A Muslim Holiday Story
The sighting of the Moon’s first crescent begins the month of Ramadan for Muslims all over the world. This vibrantly illustrated story invites children to experience the traditions of the month through the eyes of a seven-year-old Pakistani-American girl named Yasmeen, who watches every night as the moon grows and shrinks and finally disappears. When the moon’s first crescent reappears, it’s time to celebrate “The Night of the Moon” (chaand raat in the Urdu language) and the gift-giving holiday of Eid—when Yasmeen has a wonderful gift in store!
Golden Domes and Silver Lanterns: A Muslim Book of Colors
Magnificently capturing the colorful world of Islam for the youngest readers, this breathtaking and informative picture book celebrates Islam’s beauty and traditions.From a red prayer rug to a blue hijab, everyday colors are given special meaning as young readers learn about clothing, food, and other important elements of Islamic culture, with a young Muslim girl as a guide. Sure to inspire questions and observations about world religions and cultures, Golden Domes and Silver Lanterns is equally at home in a classroom reading circle as it is being read to a child on a parent’s lap.
It’s Ramadan, Curious George
It’s the first day of Ramadan, and George is celebrating with his friend Kareem and his family. George helps Kareem with his first fast and joins in the evening celebration of tasting treats and enjoying a special meal. Then, George helps make gift baskets to donate to the needy, and watches for the crescent moon with the man in the yellow hat. Finally George joins in the Eid festivities to mark the end of his very first Ramadan.
GIVEAWAY DETAILS (June 10-17, 2016)
TWO lucky winners will each receive a copy of NIGHT OF THE MOON, GOLDEN DOMES AND SILVER LANTERNS and IT’S RAMADAN, CURIOUS GEORGE. Giveaway begins June 10, 2016 (US addresses only)
- Prizes courtesy of Author of the above books
- Giveaway open to US addresses only
- Must be 18 years or older to enter
- One entry per household.
- Staff and family members of Audrey Press/Multicultural Children’s Book Day are not eligible.
- Grand Prize winner has 48 hours to claim prize
- Winner will be chosen via Rafflecopter on June 18, 2016