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May 09, 2017
| ISBN 9781629798462
| 7-9 years
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May 09, 2017 | ISBN 9781629798462 | 7-9 years
Mid-Ramadan is a special time for families in the Arabian (Persian) Gulf. These middle days are known as “the three whites,” because they include the day of the full moon, the day before, and the day after. It’s a time when children dress in traditional clothing and go from house to house collecting treats from their neighbors. When Noor sees the full moon rising, signaling the coming of Girgian, she and her brothers prepare for the fun. Together, they decorate the bags they’ll carry to collect the candies. But along with the fun, Noor remembers the true meaning of Ramadan: spending time with family and sharing with those less fortunate.
Maha Addasi was born and grew up in Kuwait. A graduate of Butler University in Indiana, she worked in public relations for the Noor Al Hussein Foundation, directed by Queen Noor of Jordan. She was a news correspondent and producer… More about Maha Addasi
“An excellent introduction to this Muslim celebration.” —Kirkus Reviews“An excellent choice for units on diversity and multiculturalism.” —School Library Journal
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