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Magid Fasts for Ramadan

By Patricia Tauzer, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 8+

Gentle story of Ramadan and doing what's right.

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This gentle story is a simple introduction to the Muslim holy time of Ramadan for young readers. More than just an explanation of Muslim religious practice, Magid Fasts for Ramadan is a story about an 8-year-old boy trying to figure out how to be a good Muslim and a good person. How can Magid balance obedience to his parents and honesty with their refusal to let him fast as he wishes? Because he is part of a loving, supportive family, he learns an important lesson that helps him understand the spiritual implications of his choices.

With clear text told from the boy's point of view and expressive watercolor illustrations, this book presents a very age-appropriate introduction to the Muslim religion, especially Ramadan. But even more, it presents a meaningful, loving message about doing what's right. Readers will appreciate the Notes on Islam, as well as the glossary and pronunciation guide, that follow the story.

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