Lailah's Lunchbox: A Ramadan Story
Tilbury House Publishers and Cadent Publishing, May 1, 2015 - Juvenile Fiction - 32 pages
*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 (NCSS) and the Children’s Book Council*
*Skipping Stones Honor 2016*
*International Literacy Association Choices Reading List*
Lailah solves her problem with help from the school librarian and her teacher and in doing so learns that she can make new friends who respect her beliefs. This gentle, moving story from first-time author Reem Faruqi comes to life in Lea Lyon’s vibrant illustrations. Lyon uses decorative arabesque borders on intermittent spreads to contrast the ordered patterns of Islamic observances with the unbounded rhythms of American school days.
Fountas & Pinnell Level N