From M. O. Yuksel and Hatem Aly, the acclaimed creators of the award-winningIn My Mosque,comesRamadan Kareem—a delightful, diverse celebration of Ramadan around the world. Don’t miss this modern classic that celebrates the emotions and joy of this important holiday.
Come in and experience the sacred traditions of Ramadan, the Islamic month of mercy and blessings, with children and families from across the globe. From waking up early for suhoor, and fasting from dawn to dusk, to praying and preparing an iftar meal to be shared, Ramadan is a time of increased spirituality, gratitude, charity, and empathy for the world.
Publisher: Harper Collins
Release Date February 2024
Author: M.O. Yuksel
Illustrator: Hatem Aly
Length: 40 pages
Grades: P - 3
Ages: 4 - 8
M. O. Yuksel is the award-winning author of In My Mosque, One Wish: Fatima al-Fihri and the World’s Oldest University, and Ramadan Kareem. Of Uzbek heritage, she was born in Türkiye and immigrated to the United States when she was seven. She spent most of her childhood in New York City. Ramadan is her favorite time of year.
Hatem Aly is an Egyptian-born illustrator whose work has been published all over the world. As a child, he was in charge of preparing apricot juice for iftar and buying yogurt and beans for suhoor. He used to only fast until noon, but as he got older, he was able to fast until sunset. He still makes it to sunset. His illustrations have earned multiple starred reviews and positions on the New York Times bestseller list, including The Proudest Blue (with Ibtihaj Muhammad & S. K. Ali),the Yasmin series (with Saadia Faruqi), and The Inquisitor’s Tale (with Adam Gidwitz). He currently lives in beautiful New Brunswick, Canada, with his wife, son, and more pets than people.