The White Nights of Ramadan
By Maha Addasi
Mid-Ramadan is a special time for Muslim families, especially in the Arabian Gulf States. These middle days are known as "the three whites," because they include the day of the full moon, the day before, and the day after. It's a time when children dress in traditional clothing and go from house to house collecting treats from their neighbors. When Noor sees the full moon rising, signaling the coming of the celebration of 'Girgian', she and her brothers prepare for the fun. Together, they decorate the bags they'll carry to collect the candies. But along with the fun, Noor remembers the true meaning of Ramadan: spending time with family and sharing with those less fortunate.
"This is one of my favorite children's book about Ramadan. Every Ramadan I start scouring for kids books to read to my daughter, and often to her class at school, that will give a little glimpse into the tradition of Ramadan, as well as a good story--not always easy to come by. This book is a perfect combination. The book talks about a lovely tradition from another part of the world that I had never known about. My 6 year old daughter loves the story and enjoys reading it with me every Ramadan." - 5 star review Amazon.
Format: Paperback, 32 pages
Recommended ages: +7 years