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Lailah’s Lunchbox

Based on real experiences of a young Muslim girl immigrating to the USA

Lailah’s Lunchbox

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Lailah’s Lunchbox

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In LAILAH’S LUNCHBOX, Lailah is in a new school in a new country, thousands of miles from her old home, and missing her old friends. When Ramadan begins, she is excited that she is finally old enough to participate in the fasting but worried that her classmates won’t understand why she doesn’t join them in the lunchroom. Lailah solves her problem with help from the school librarian and her teacher and in doing so learns that she can make new friends who respect her beliefs.

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In LAILAH’S LUNCHBOX, Lailah is in a new school in a new country, thousands of miles from her old home, and missing her old friends. When Ramadan begins, she is excited that she is finally old enough to participate in the fasting but worried that her classmates won’t understand why she doesn’t join them in the lunchroom. Lailah solves her problem with help from the school librarian and her teacher and in doing so learns that she can make new friends who respect her beliefs.

This gentle, moving story from first-time author Reem Faruqi comes to life in Lea Lyon’s vibrant illustrations. Lyon uses decorative arabesque borders on intermittent spreads to contrast the ordered patterns of Islamic observances with the unbounded rhythms of American school days.

About the Author/Illustrator:

Reem Faruqi based this book on her own experiences as a young Muslim girl immigrating to the United States. She lives in Atlanta, Georgia.

Lea Lyon lives in California, where she paints and teaches art. She has illustrated several other picture books for Tilbury House including Say Something, PLaying War, and Keep Your Ear on the Ball.

Additional Information

Weight1 lbs
Dimensions9 x 10.00 x 1 in
Author

Reem Faruqi

Format

Hardcover

ISBN

978-0-88448-4318

Illustrator

Lea Lyon

Pages

32

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