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Lailah's Lunchbox by Reem Faruqi


Lailah's Lunchbox by Reem Faruqi


Lailah is super excited to fast for the first time this Ramadan. However, sharing this with her new classmates and teacher is harder than she imagined. She finds comfort and guidance from her school librarian which enables her self-confidence to overcome her struggle to speak about Ramadan.


This story is relatable to many Muslim kids who experience shyness or lack of confidence in their Muslim identity, especially newcomers. It is not Islamically preachy, rather the focus is on a girl's internal conflict of expressing her story and the possibility to be misunderstood by her peers.


This book would be an asset to any classroom and library.


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May 4/2019

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