Amal’s Eid – Children’s Book Review

By Sailaja Joshi

From Driving Ms. Desi

I recently had the pleasure of reviewing a children’s book titled: Amal’s Eid. It is written by Amy Maranville with illustrations by Joshua Stevens. It is a wonderful little story describing the cultural traditions of a Muslim-Bengali family celebrating Ramadan and Eid. These traditions are told through the perspective of a young boy named Amal, who is excited to celebrate his favourite holiday, Eid-ul-Fitr.

This book could not have come at a perfect time. With Ramadan around the corner I had been looking for stories to read to my 4-year-old daughter to teach her about this Holy Month and instil a similar excitement towards Eid.

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