As a librarian I do a few story time sessions a week, so I will include the Islamic themed books that the students and I particularly love. Golden Domes and Silver Lanterns: A Muslim Book of Colors by Hena Khan, is currently at the top of the list. The pictures are beautiful and engaging, the text is simple and poetic, and the fact that the students first saw the book at the Scholastic Book Fair, made it all the more appealing. For such youngsters to see themselves, their religion, their culture, so simply and beautifully presented elicits smiles from even the youngest story time listener. Recently the intermediate Language Arts teacher even borrowed it to review adjectives, and the students loved it. From orange henna, to black ink writing Allah, the book presents, eid, hijab, prayer rugs, mosques, and love. An absolute must on any book shelf, you won’t regret it.
To see some pages from the book online: