Ramadan is fast approaching and I finally get a chance to read and review a book I have wanted my hands on for quite some time alhamdullilah.
Summary : Sophia wants to fast for Ramadan this year. She tries to keep busy throughout the day so she won’t think about food. But when the smell of cookies is too much, she breaks her fast early. How can she be part of the festivities now?
Author : Rabiah York Lumbard
Illustrator : Laura K. Horton
Publisher: Albert Whitman & Company
Review and thoughts : The Gift of Ramadan is wonderfully illustrated with a moving story. My only issue was the part of the salat portrayal on the women’s side. The father’s portrayal was fine with his eyes cast down.
On the women’s side, the neck of Sophia’s grandma is bare. She is basically praying with only her turban and…
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