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Nonfiction Monday: Ramadan

Tomorrow is the first day of Ramadan. Read the stories of two children celebrating this month-long Muslim celebration...

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Celebrating Ramadan
Diane Hoyt-Goldsmith (Author) and Lawrence Migdale (Photographer)

Reading level: Ages 7-10
Hardcover: 32 pages
Publisher: Holiday House

Ibraheem is in the fourth grade. Every year he fasts with his family during the month-long observance of the Muslim celebration known as Ramadan. Detailed explanations and color photographs show an Islamic family's journey through the month of Ramadan. (The last day of Ramadan, Eid al-Fitr, takes place on September 30th this year.)

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The White Nights of Ramadan
by Maha Addasi (Author) and Ned Gannon (Illustrator)

Reading level: Ages 4-8
Hardcover: 32 pages
Publisher: Boyds Mills Press

The author, who grew up in Kuwait, shares the story of Noor as she prepares for the festival of Girgian, a holiday in the middle of Ramadan when children dress up and go door to door for candy.

Activities...

Check the phases of the moon at Ramadan on the Net so you can see when Ramadan will begin...

Find Ramadan Coloring Pages at Primary Games.

Print the Ramadan Coloring Pages at Crayola.

Use the Ramadan Comprehension page with the KWL and Venn diagram Ramadan graphic organizers at abcteach.

Also at Apples4theteacher, more Ramadan Coloring Pages .

Ramadan Resources has Games, Learning Activities and Daily Activities for Younger Kids.

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