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Two inclusive books to celebrate and learn about Ramadan

Updated: Apr 19

This week sees the start of the festival of Ramadan, a month long festival which is probably best known for its fasting during daylight hours, but is about so much more!

Ramadan remembers the month the Qur'an (the Muslim holy book) was first revealed to the Prophet Muhammad. It's is also a time when all Muslims are encouraged to give to charity, to strengthen their relationship with God, and ultimately to show kindness and patience. Children, the sick, elderly or pregnant women are usually exempt from fasting but everyone past puberty will rise before dawn and eat Suhoor and then abstain until after the sun sets when they gather with family or their community for a feast known as Iftar.

There are some wonderful ways to honour this festival, and we've picked two books to celebrate and learn about Ramadan which we think really reflect and share with us the wonder of this special festival.

1 One Meal More: A Multicultural Ramadan Story

by Emma Apple

Age suitability: 18 months and up