Zahra's Blessing: A Ramadan Story (Hardcover)

Zahra's Blessing: A Ramadan Story By Shirin Shamsi, Manal Mirza (Illustrator) Cover Image

Zahra's Blessing: A Ramadan Story (Hardcover)

By Shirin Shamsi, Manal Mirza (Illustrator)


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"A young Muslim girl, cued as Pakistani American, prays for a blessing and ends up being one . . . A sweet story about the importance of sharing and caring that's embedded in Islamic traditions" - Kirkus Reviews Zahra hugs her cherished teddy bear and prays that Ramadan will bring her a longed-for sister. When her bear subsequently goes missing, Zahra finds herself grappling with intense feelings of loss. Over the next few weeks, as she volunteers with her mother at a local shelter for asylum seekers, Zahra befriends a displaced child, resulting in a newfound sense of gratitude and an unexpected Ramadan blessing.
When Shirin Shamsi became a mother, she began writing stories her own children would see themselves in. She currently lives in the city of Darien, Illinois, USA, with her husband and cat. When she's not busy writing for children, Shirin spends her days sharing her love of Barefoot Books as an independent bookseller in her community.Manal Mirza is a designer and illustrator based in Chicago, Illinois, USA. Manal creates her paintings digitally and draws inspiration from her experiences. Being a young Muslim American Pakistani woman, her illustrations highlight the different identities that she juggles day to day. Manal brings her own positive outlook to her work, aiming to empower women around the world.

Product Details ISBN: 9781646864935
ISBN-10: 164686493X
Publisher: Barefoot Books
Publication Date: March 29th, 2022
Pages: 32
Language: English