Great Books to Read for Eid

It's no secret that memories are made around the dining table in cultures around the world. For Muslims, the holidays Eid al-Fitr and Eid al-Adha are commemorated by enjoying feasts together as a family and community, and acts of charity. From dazzling fantasy adventures to sweet short stories and poems, the books on this list highlight the joyous festivities that happen around Eid. So eat, exchange gifts, and enjoy these books together! For more stories with positive Muslim representation, check out Great Books to Read During Ramadan and Books with Muslim American Characters.

Young girl looking up at moon and stars with excited, happy face.
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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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Our Favorite Day of the Year

age 4+

Warm celebration of various cultures' holidays, traditions.

By: A.E. Ali (2020)
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Amira's Picture Day

age 5+

Sweet story about juggling two important days of the year.

By: Reem Faruqi (2021)
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The Gauntlet

age 8+

Family, friendship at heart of exciting game-world fantasy.

By: Karuna Riazi (2017)
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More to the Story

age 8+

Warm Little Women update stars Pakistani American sisters.

By: Hena Khan (2019)
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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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