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Great Books to Read During Ramadan

The ninth month of the Islamic calendar is a very special time for Muslims: It's the month of Ramadan, a time of fasting, prayer, self-reflection, and service to others. The books on this list honor and explore this sacred tradition. Whether your family needs a great story to read after breaking your fast, or you're looking to learn more about the holiday, these uplifting books are perfect for the season. As Ramadan comes to end, come back to find great stories for Eid. And for more books with great representation, check out Books with Muslim American Characters.

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Hannah and the Ramadan Gift

age 4+

Sweet, inspiring story about girl's Ramadan celebration.

By: Qasim Rashid (2021)
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The Gift of Ramadan

age 5+

Heartfelt story about Ramadan and learning how to sparkle.

By: Rabiah York Lumbard (2019)
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Zahra's Blessing: A Ramadan Story

age 5+

Girl's kindness shines in gorgeous Ramadan tale.

By: Shirin Shamsi (2022)
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Once Upon an Eid: Stories of Hope and Joy by 15 Muslim Voices

age 8+

Lots of great life lessons as families celebrate holiday.

By: S.K. Ali , Aisha Saeed (2020)
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Nayra and the Djinn

age 10+

Muslim American teen meets helpful djinn in fresh fantasy.

By: Iasmin Omar Ata (2023)
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All-American Muslim Girl

age 12+

Captivating coming-of-age tale explores identity, racism.

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Does My Head Look Big in This?

age 13+

Muslim teen grows up, sees prejudice Down Under.

By: Randa Abdel-Fattah (2007)
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Salaam, With Love

age 13+

Muslim teen finds acceptance, courage in heartfelt story.

By: Sara Sharaf Beg (2022)
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Yes No Maybe So

age 14+

Engaging blend of activism and cross-cultural romance.

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Not the Girls You're Looking For

age 16+

Half-Iraqi teen finds her way in scattered coming-of-ager.

By: Aminah Mae Safi (2018)