Once Upon an Eid: Stories of Hope and Joy by 15 Muslim Voices
“Eid is the most festive of all Muslim holidays. There are two Eid holidays: one at the end of the month of fasting, and the other to celebrate Abraham’s willingness to sacrifice his son. Both holidays are celebrated with roughly the same level of gusto. This book is a collection of short stories, poems, and a graphic story relating to Eid.
While most stories center around Eid-al-Fitr (celebrations after the month of fasting), a small number focuses on Eid-al-Adha (celebrating Abraham’s willingness to sacrifice his son). The themes center on the spirit of generosity, stresses that surface with large family gatherings, Shia-Sunni differences, challenges of wearing a hijab, and the diversity of customs related to Eid celebrations. Stories seamlessly incorporate blended and new traditions that arise from families that bring multiple cultures together.
While the stories are intended for middle school readers, adults would enjoy them as well. Recommended for readers who would like an insider’s perspective on Eid celebrations.”
|Page Count||272 pages|
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