The Best Eid Ever
By Asma Mobin-Udin
In this award-winning picture book, young readers can learn about Eid-ul-Adha, the Hajj pilgrimage, and helping those who are less fortunate.
This Eid, Aneesa should be happy. But, her parents are thousands of miles away for the Hajj pilgrimage. To cheer her up, her Nonni gives her a gift of beautiful clothes, one outfit for each of the three days of Eid. At the prayer hall, Aneesa meets two sisters (Mariam & Zayneb) who are dressed in ill-fitting clothes for the holiday. She soon discovers that the girls are refugees – they had to leave everything behind when they left their native country to live in America. Aneesa, who can't stop thinking about what Eid must be like for them, comes up with a plan – a plan to help make it the best Eid holiday ever.
Recommended ages: 7+ years
Format: Hardcover, 32 pages