Ramadan Readathon 2020: Once Upon a Ramadan Book Tag

Hello/Salaam everyone! Ramadan Mubarak and welcome to the 4th annual Ramadan Readathon! I love taking part in this event that boosts Muslim authors and their books. It’s been such a joy to watch this initiative grow and evolve over the last four years. Thank you Nadia for all of your hard work in organizing this event! Head over to her blog for more info about Ramadan Readathon 2020.

In 2018, I created the first Ramadan Readathon Book Tag and was thrilled to see many of you participate. This year’s Ramadan Readathon is inspired by the upcoming middle grade anthology Once Upon an Eid: Stories of Hope and Joy by 15 Muslim Voices. I was lucky enough to read an e-ARC of this book, and I loved it so much!! Each of the fifteen stories is centered around a specific theme. I thought it would be fun to turn them into book tag prompts. Or feel free to adapt the prompts to complete the Instagram photo challenge Nadia posted here.

Make sure to link back to this post, use #RamadanReadathon, and tag @MuslimReadathon on Twitter and Instagram.

So, I now present to you the Once Upon A Ramadan Book Tag!

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Ramadan Readathon Book Tag

Hello everyone! Welcome to the 2nd annual Ramadan Readathon! I’m thrilled to be participating again this year and even more excited to share this special post with all of you. I’ve created a Book Tag themed around Muslim authors and their stories. The Book Tag can be completed/shared on all social media platforms. Make sure to use #RamadanReadathon and tag @MuslimReadathon on Twitter and Instagram. Also, leave a link to your blog post in the comments if you do the Book Tag.

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Ramadan Readathon: Books We Recommend As Eid Gifts for Children

In a few days the holy month of Ramadan will end for Muslims. During Ramadan Muslims fast for 30 days. This means they do not eat or drink anything from sunrise to sunset. Instead, time is spent praying, meditating, reading the Quran, and engaging in spiritual activities. Ramadan ends with a celebration called Eid. Muslims celebrate by attending special prayers, visiting family and friends, eating feasts, and exchanging gifts (if they choose to).

The inspiration behind this post is my 16 month old niece. Being the booknerd I am, I knew I wanted to start building her library as soon as possible. I also knew I wanted the first books in her library to connect to her Islamic faith and background, as well as represent Muslim writers. I set out to research children’s books written by Muslim authors and found some wonderful options. When I learned of the Ramadan Readathon happening this year, I knew I wanted to share this list with anyone interested in diverse children’s literature.

If you’re interested in book recommendations for adults, check out Nadia’s post HERE. Additionally, Zoya has compiled a list of book recommendations for young adults HERE.

 

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