Sadiq and the Desert Star | Sadiq and the Green Thumbs | Authored by Siman Nuurali

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Title: Sadiq and the Desert Star
Author: Siman Nuurali
Genre: Children’s Book (6-9)
Illustrator: Anjan Sarkar
Series: Sadiq
Publisher: Picture Windows Book, a Capstone Imprint
Released: August 2019
Formats: Hardcover, Paperback, Kindle
Pages: 64
Source: I was gifted a soft copy from Capstone Publishing to review for the #ReadYourWorld Multicultural Children’s Book Day event.
Rating: 5/5
When Sadiq’s father leaves on a business trip, he worries he’ll miss his baba too much. But Baba has a story for Sadiq: the story of the Desert Star. Learning about Baba’s passion for the stars sparks Sadiq’s interest in outer space. But can Sadiq find others who are willing to help him start the space club of his dreams?

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Meet Yasmin! | Yasmin in Charge | Authored by Saadia Faruqi

Meet Yasmin! and Yasmin in Charge
Title: Meet Yasmin!
Author: Saadia Faruqi
Genre: Children’s Book (5-8)
Illustrator: Hatem Aly
Series: Yasmin
Publisher: Picture Windows Book, a Capstone Imprint
Released: August 2018
Formats: Paperback, Kindle
Pages: 96
Source: I was gifted a soft copy from Capstone Publishing to review for the #ReadYourWorld Multicultural Children’s Book Day event.
Rating: 5/5
Meet Yasmin! Yasmin is a spirited second-grader who’s always on the lookout for those “aha” moments to help her solve life’s little problems. Taking inspiration from her surroundings and her big imagination, she boldly faces any situation, assuming her imagination doesn’t get too big, of course! A creative thinker and curious explorer, Yasmin and her multi-generational Pakistani American family will delight and inspire readers.

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Multicultural Children’s Book Day 2020 #ReadYourWorld

MCBD 2020

Multicultural Children’s Book Day 2020 (1/31/20) is in its 7th year! This non-profit children’s literacy initiative was founded by Valarie Budayr and Mia Wenjen; two diverse book-loving moms who saw a need to shine the spotlight on all of the multicultural books and authors on the market while also working to get those book into the hands of young readers and educators.  

Seven years in, MCBD’s mission is to raise awareness of the ongoing need to include kids’ books that celebrate diversity in homes and school bookshelves continues. Continue reading

Clear the Path: A Rhyme Book on Manners for Little Muslims, by Hosai Mojaddidi

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Title: Clear the Path: A Rhyme Book on Manners for Little Muslims
Genre: Children’s Book
Illustrator: Teresa Abboud
Publisher: Prolance
Released: 2017
Format: Paperback
Pages: 26
Purchase: Amazon | GoodReads | Prolance
Source: I received a soft copy from the publisher in exchange for an unbiased and honest review.
Rating: 4/5
An integral part of every Muslim household and Islamic school classroom is teaching children proper adab (etiquette). Clear the Path: A Rhyme Book on Manners for Little Muslims is a fun and simple collection of rhymes with colorful and relatable illustrations to help parents and educators teach their children and students the basics of Islamic etiquette in private and public spaces.
Inspired by nearly forty sound hadiths (narrations), all of which are included in the reference section, this book not only provides practical lessons in Islamic etiquette, but also serves as a valuable resource of essential hadiths every Muslim should know.

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