Under the Ramadan Moon by Sylvia Whitman

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Ramadan is one of the most special months of the Islamic year, when Muslims pray, fast, and help those in need. This lyrical story serves as an introduction to Ramadan--a time for reflection and ritual with family and friends.

About Sylvia Whitman

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I'm a wide-ranging writer with a particular interest in American and Arab history. My first picture book is Under the Ramadan Moon (Albert Whitman--no relation, September 2008. Sue Williams is a published author, editor, and an illustrator of children's books. Some of the published credits of Sue Williams include Dog Walk, I Went Walking/Sali de paseo: Lap-Sized Board Book, Let's Go Visiting: Lap-Sized Board Book.
Published September 1, 2008 by Albert Whitman & Company. 24 pages
Genres: Religion & Spirituality, Travel, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction, Action & Adventure. Fiction

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The text starts off rhythmically: “We wait for the moon / we watch for the moon / we watch for the Ramadan moon,” but make little sense when it states “We fast by day / under the moon…” and becomes downright pedestrian as “We speak kind words / and stop bad habits / under the moon.” The pastels l...

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