As-Salaam Alaikum everyone! Ramadan is 1-2 days away, so Ramadan Kareem. If you still haven’t signed up yet to this yearly readathon where we read books written by Muslim Authors, then check out Nadia’s #RAMADANREADATHON 2019 | THE ANNOUNCEMENT & SIGN-UP blog post.
With only two days left until the Ramadan Readathon begins, I wanted to share with you a couple of book recommendations for the fourth pillar of Islam, Fasting. If you’re wondering which book you should pick up for the – Involves Food theme– then I’ve got you covered.
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?
The Adventures of Laila and Ahmed in Syria is the first book in an upcoming children’s series focused on countries we tend to associate with conflict. It is the tale of two curious children who find themselves exploring the beautiful landscapes and landmarks of pre-war Syria. Although it is about Syria, this book isn’t a story of war or violence.
If anything, it’s a love story dedicated to Syria, written and illustrated to pay tribute to the heritage and humanity that is so often missing from the popular narrative about conflict-stricken countries.
Return to Daevabad in the spellbinding sequel to THE CITY OF BRASS.
Nahri’s life changed forever the moment she accidentally summoned Dara, a formidable, mysterious djinn, during one of her schemes. Whisked from her home in Cairo, she was thrust into the dazzling royal court of Daevabadand quickly discovered she would need all her grifter instincts to survive there.
A trio of friends from New York City find themselves trapped inside a mechanical board game that they must dismantle in order to save themselves and generations of other children in this action-packed debut that’s a steampunk Jumanji with a Middle Eastern flair.
When twelve-year-old Farah and her two best friends get sucked into a mechanical board game called The Gauntlet of Blood and Sand—a puzzle game akin to a large Rubik’s cube—they know it’s up to them to defeat the game’s diabolical architect in order to save themselves and those who are trapped inside, including her baby brother Ahmed. But first they have to figure out how.
Check out these recommendations for the First, Second, and Third Pillar
First Pillar: Faith Recommendations
- Non-Fiction Recommendations from Neelam @The Tsundoku Chronicles
- Historical Fiction Recommendations from Rameela @Star is All Booked Up
- Faith and Shahada Recommendations from Nadia @HEADSCARVES & HARDBACKS
Second Pillar: Prayer Recommendations
- Prayer/Salah Recommendations from Nadia @HEADSCARVES & HARDBACKS
Third Pillar: Charity Recommendations
- KidLit recommendations from Amna @YABookCorner
- Charity/ Zakat recommendations from @HEADSCARVES & HARDBACKS
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Do you plan on joining this year’s Ramadan Readathon? I would love to read your TBR, so leave your TBR links down below.