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Now in board book, this picture book magnificently captures the colors of Islam and will inspire curiosity and conversations about world religions and cultures.
With breathtaking illustrations and informative text, Golden Domes and Silver Lanterns magnificently captures the world of Islam, celebrating its beauty and traditions for even the youngest readers. From a red prayer rug to a blue hijab, readers will learn about a different color of the Muslim world on each spread with a young Muslim girl and her family as a guide. Sure to inspire questions and observations about world religions and cultures, it is equally at home in a classroom reading circle as it is being read to a child on a parent's lap.
AWARD-WINNING AUTHOR: Hena Khan's picture books have garnered numerous awards: Bank Street College of Education Best Book of the Year, Parent' Choice Recommended Seal, NCSS-CBC Notable Social Studies Trade Book for Young People selection, CCBC Choices Reading List selection, Booklist Top 10 Religion Book for Youth, Chicago Public Library Best Book, and ALA Notable Children's Book nominee, among many others.
AWARD-WINNING ILLUSTRATOR: Mehrdokht Amini received the 2016 Childrens Africana Book Award for her book Chicken in the Kitchen and has been nominated for the prestigious Kate Greenaway medal.
OWN VOICES: Created by a Muslim Pakistani American author and a Muslim Pakistani British illustrator, this book reflects their shared experiences and vision.
BACK MATTER: This board book includes a comprehensive glossary of terms used in the book.
• Grandparents • Parents • Teachers and educators • Librarians
About the Author
Hena Khan is the author of Golden Domes and Silver Lanterns, Crescent Moons and Pointed Minarets, Like The Moon Loves The Sky, and Night of The Moon, among many other books for children. Hena is a native of Rockville, Maryland, where she lives with her husband and their two sons. You can learn more about her at www.henakhan.com.
Mehrdokht Amini is the illustrator of Golden Domes and Silver Lanterns, Crescent Moons and Pointed Minarets, and many other books for children. She grew up in Iran and now lives in Surrey, England.
“This gentle introduction to Muslim practices, dwelling on behaviors more than the extended teachings behind them, is a must for the very young.”-School Library Journal