The Sadiq Series by Siman Nuurali
📚 BOOK REVIEW 📚
Title: The Sadiq Series
Author: Siman Nuurali @simannuurali
Illustrator: Anjan Sarkar
Publisher: Capstone Publishing
Islamic Content: Muslim Family
1. Sadiq and the Fun Run - Sadiq joins a track while his best friends join the football team, which his parents feel it is too dangerous for his age.
2. Sadiq and the Green Thumbs - His dugsi (madrasa) teacher has a shoulder injury so Sadiq steps in and offers to help him with gardening.
3. Sadiq and the Desert Star - Sadiq is on a mission to make his own telescope to see the stars at night.
4. Sadiq and the Pet Problem - Sadiq and his classmates explore and research for the perfect classroom pet.
This is the first set in this series and I absolutely love them.
Just like the Yasmin series, these early-reader books are just so amazing. They give insight to a Muslim Somali family and their everyday life through Sadiq, the protagonist. He is a curious, bright boy who takes on tasks and sees them through. These stories include STEM, teamwork, community, contribution, family and more. His Muslim identity and his Somali background are part of who he is, they are never the dilemma in the stories. This is exactly the stories our kids need to read. Each book includes and his family introduction and background information on Somalia. In the end, a two-page spread of unfamiliar terms as well as a DIY project. I can't wait to get my hands on the 2nd set of books which include Ramadan.