Tilbury House Publishers
Now that she is ten, Lailah is delighted that she can fast during the month of Ramadan like her family and her friends in Abu Dhabi, but finding a way to explain to her teacher and classmates in Atlanta is a challenge until she gets some good advice from the librarian, Mrs. Carman.
Culture/Ethnicity; Bicultural; Immigrants and refugees; bicultural child; immigrant family; immigrant children; relocation
mother and father
Skipping Stones Honor Award, 2016, Winner, Multicultural And International
Best Children's Books of the Year, 2016 Ages 5 to 9
Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People, 2016 World History and Culture
Ramadan; Abu Dhabi; Georgia; Sehri; religion; fasting; Iftar; moving; Islam; Muslim; elementary school
Faruqi, Reem, "Lailah's Lunchbox" (2015). Diverse Families. 1945.