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Once upon an Eid : stories of hope and joy by 15 Muslim voices. / Aisha Saeed, S.K. Ali.

Saeed, Aisha, (editor.). Ali, S.K., (editor.).

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Moorhead Public Library J ONC (Text) 33500013251467 New Checked out 07/17/2020

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781419740831
  • ISBN: 1419740830
  • Physical Description: 1 volume : illustrations ; 21 cm
  • Publisher: New York : Amulet Books, 2020.

Content descriptions

General Note:
Editors' Introduction -- Perfect / by Jamilah Thompkins-Bigelow -- Yusuf and the Great Big Brownie Mistake / by Aisha Saeed -- Kareem Means 'Generous' / by Asmaa Hussein -- Don'ut Break Tradition / by S. K. Ali -- Just Like Chest Armor / by Candice Montgomery -- Gifts / by Rukhsana Khan -- The Feast of Sacrifice / by Hena Khan -- Seraj Captures the Moon / by G. Willow Wilson and Sara Alfageeh -- Searching for Blue / by N. H. Senzai -- Creative Fixes / by Ashley Franklin -- Taste / by Hanna Alkaf -- Eid Pictures / by Jamilah Thompkins-Bigelow -- Not Only an Only / by Huda Al-Marashi -- Maya Madinah Chooses Joy / by Ayesha Mattu -- Eid and Pink Bubble Gum, Insha'Allah / by Randa Abdel-Fatteh -- Acknowledgments -- Contributor biographies.
Summary, etc.:
"Day of Joy is a collection of short stories that showcases the most brilliant Muslim voices writing today, all about the most joyful holiday of the year: Eid! Eid: The short, single-syllable word conjures up a variety of feelings and memories for Muslims. Maybe it's waking up to the sound of frying samosas and simmering pistachio kheer, maybe it's the pleasure of putting on a new outfit for Eid prayers, or maybe it's the gift giving and holiday parties to come that day. Whatever it may be, for those who cherish this day of celebration, the emotional responses may be summed up in another short and sweet word: joy. The anthology will also include a poem, graphic-novel chapter, and spot illustrations"-- Provided by publisher.
Reviews

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2020 March #2
    *Starred Review* For Muslims, there's no better time to gather with family and reflect upon the joy of giving than during Eid-ul-Fitr (which celebrates the end of Ramadan, the month of fasting) or Eid-ul-Adha (the feast of sacrifice, which is connected to the Hajj, the annual pilgrimage to Mecca). Here Ali (Love from A to Z, 2019) and Saeed (Amal Unbound, 2018) have gathered a roster of #OwnVoices Muslim authors to highlight the diversity within Islam and to explore the meaning of and otherworldly feelings associated with Eid. In Ali's and Saeed's stories, Yusuf and Nadia examine the importance of traditions and of allowing them to evolve to include others. In Hanna Alkaf's story in verse, readers are introduced to Malay food and a pain so poignant it can only be quelled by forgiveness. In "Seraj Captures the Moon," Sara Alfageeh (who also illustrated the stunning book cover) gives life to G. Willow Wilson's graphic story about a girl (and a donkey named Pickles) on a quest to share the light of the moon. This special anthology about family traditions, sharing meals, giving presents, and delighting in the cultural uniqueness of people all over the world isn't just for those who celebrate Eid; it's for all who want to share and learn about the holidays. Grades 4-7. Copyright 2020 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

Aisha Saeed is the author of Written in the Stars, which was a YALSA Quick Pick, and Amal Unbound, which was a New York Times bestseller and received starred reviews from Publishers Weekly and Kirkus Reviews. She is also a founding member of We Need Diverse Books.

S. K. Ali is a teacher whose debut novel, Saints and Misfits, was a Morris finalist, an Entertainment Weekly Best YA Book, and a Kirkus Reviews Top 10 Teen Novel. Her second novel is Love from A to Z. Her writing on Muslim culture and life has also appeared in the Toronto Star.
 

Subject: ʻĪd al-Fiṭr > Fiction.
Fasts and feasts > Islam > Juvenile fiction.
Fasts and feasts > Islam > Fiction.
Fasts and feasts > Islam.
ʻĪd al-Fiṭr.
Genre: Juvenile works.
Fiction.

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