Lailah's Lunchbox

Title

Lailah's Lunchbox

Authors

Reem Faruqi

Illustrator

Lea Lyon

Publisher

Tilbury House Publishers

Publication Year

2015

ISBN

9780884484318

Pages

32 pages

Genre

realism

Format

picture book

Item Type

Fiction

Annotation

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.

Grade Level

3-5; 6-8

Lexile Measure

590L

Diversity Topics

Culture/Ethnicity; Bicultural; Immigrants and refugees; bicultural child; immigrant family; immigrant children; relocation

Main Character

female child

Race/Ethnicities

Asian (Emirati)

Family Formation

mother and father

Awards

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

Keywords

Ramadan; Abu Dhabi; Georgia; Sehri; religion; fasting; Iftar; moving; Islam; Muslim; elementary school

Diversity Impact

direct

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