Happy Ramadan to those who are observing it it!
Today, I am reviewing Lailah’s Lunchbox, a book about a young girl who is fasting for Ramadan for the first time. I learned that Ramadan is the most important time of the year for Muslims where they reflect on their many blessings and God and don’t eat food between sunrise and sunset – for a whole month!
In the book, Lailah doesn’t share the same excitement about Ramadan at school as she does at home. I think it’s because she’s afraid of being different. With the help of a friendly librarian she develops the courage to share this tradition with not only her teacher but also classmates who are not Muslim.
I liked this book because it holds a strong message – don’t be afraid to be yourself. No matter what religion, race, or ethnicity we are, we should all be who we are. That’s a message we can all learn from.
If you like realistic fiction books, read this book. The author says that Lailah’s Lunchbox is an example from her own life at Lailah’s age. Also, if you liked the book Thank you, Mr. Falker by Patricia Polacco, pick up this book now!
This book is pretty good. I rate it 3 out of 4 roses!