Lailah's Lunchbox: A Ramadan Story
  • Lailah's Lunchbox: A Ramadan Story
  • Lailah's Lunchbox: A Ramadan Story
  • Lailah's Lunchbox: A Ramadan Story
  • Lailah's Lunchbox: A Ramadan Story
  • Lailah's Lunchbox: A Ramadan Story
ISBN: 0884484319
EAN13: 9780884484318
Language: English
Release Date: May 1, 2015
Pages: 32
Dimensions: 0.5" H x 10.3" L x 9.2" W
Weight: 0.45 lbs.
Format: Hardcover
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Book Overview

*2019 Daybreak Children's Picture Book Award -- Recognizing Muslim Women's Contributions to Literature*

*Notable Social Studies Trade Book For Young People 2016, a cooperative Project of the National Council for the Social Studies (NCS) and the Children's Book Council*
*Featured Book of the Month, Anti-Defamation League*
*American Library Association Notable Book for Children 2016*

*Skipping Stones Honor 2016*

*International Literacy Association Choices Reading List*

Lailah is in a new school in a new country, thousands of miles from her old home, and missing her old friends. When Ramadan begins, she is excited that she is finally old enough to participate in the fasting but worried that her classmates won't understand why she doesn't join them in the lunchroom.

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   This is a lovely book. It is relatable to ...
This book is a lovely one. But it is relatable to children of other faiths, not only of the Muslim faith, but children of other faiths whose traditions do not follow the U.S. calender which is largely based on Christian holidays. One Jewish family in rural N.Y. sent a note home to their mama informing her that the kids would be absent for some Jewish holiday. It's hard to say whether they were the first Jewish children. At some point in our lives we are all different, sometimes even completely different, he said. I think it's great to see a story about learning to talk about and handle differences and the emotions from those experiences.
   A Story of Encouragement for that Little Misfit Kid in Your Life
It can be hard for children to talk about what makes them different. It could be a chronic health condition, having a family member with a developmental disability or belonging to a non-traditional family. It's just that they may feel like Lailah and be afraid nobody will understand. I would recommend this book to parents, family members, educators, and caregivers who are looking for a little bit of encouragement to the child in their life that feels different and out of place.
   Great Explanation
Every year I feel like I need to do a better job of teaching the whole class about Ramadan so they understand why their friends aren't with them at lunch. 0 3171 3171 At first, I was a bit scared, but then I felt like I needed to do a better job of teaching the whole class about Ramadan so they understand why their friends aren't with them at lunch. It's so exciting for Ramadan this year because I can share this story with the class, Fatima said.
   Left me in a mess of bubbling tears
It was a great story, hands down my favorite Ramadan story. The story centers around Lailah, who was born in the United Arab Emirates but moved to Atlanta with her family last year. My son, Kian, kept asking me why I was sad and I had to reassure him I was happy. This book is essential reading for Muslim girls and boys of all ages. It explains Ramadan's purpose and the real-life emotions that many little children in the U.S.A. feel during this time.
   The BEST!!
As a Muslim teacher, I can say that the best part of this book is that my students could see themselves in the experiences the main character was having. These kids became the experts and were able to share their own experiences and answer classmates' questions that came up as a result of this read aloud! This book is a great mirror for Muslim kids and a great window for their classmates, Raymond said.
   Relatable story
I liked that the story was relatable because the little girl in the story felt nervous about fasting for the first time in school, knowing most or all of her friends wouldn't be familiar with this tradition. Many of the kids I know who grew up among peers who were mostly Muslim. I liked that found an ally in the librarian and was able to speak up for herself and teach her class about Her experience of fasting, Fatima said.
   Maybe my favorite Ramadan book yet
This might just be my favorite Ramadan book yet, simply because it tells the story of a Muslim girl who attends regular school and how she navigates the fast. It's my story, the story many of us grew up with. This book is so good, so well written.
   no foul, I drew in many missing places so students ...
In addition, the book does not include any classroom problems, such as a two-page map spread. The book's cover illustration shows a map of Africa, including small nations such as Lesotho, Djibouti, Eritrea and even Liechtenstein. I wouldn't expect an illustration to be exhaustive, ie Puerto Rico and the Caribbean are missing, but given that this is specifically written for classroom use, it brings up some awkward conversations. No harm, no foul, I drew in many places so students could find their homes, Tunick said.
   This is a great book to donate to school libraries
It's important for minorities, and children of minorities to see themselves in media--books, tv, movies--to develop a strong identity, he said.