Looking for the Eid Moon

Sleeping Bear. Feb. 2024. 32p. Tr $18.99. ISBN 9781534113091.
PreS-Gr 2–Sara and Lulu excitedly wait for the beginning of Eid, when the crescent moon is spotted. The sisters plan to be the first to see the moon and leave their lantern and light decorated home to lay on a blanket under the cloud speckled sky and wait. Abaza captures the excitement and anticipation that fills them around this joyful holiday as Sara and Lulu make crescent moon smiles and shine their flashlight like the moon. They are brave in the growing darkness and look for the light until being called in by their mother. Author’s notes include information about the two Eid holidays and Abaza’s own family tradition of moon-rock hunts, which inspired the story.
VERDICT With softly hued illustrations, this gentle Muslim holiday story will introduce children to Eid celebrations and is a recommended purchase for holiday collections.

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