Golden Domes and Silver Lanterns: A Muslim Book of Colors

by Hena Khan and Mehrdokht Amini

“Red is the rug Dad kneels on to pray, facing toward Mecca, five times a day.”... read more

“Red is the rug Dad kneels on to pray, facing toward Mecca, five times a day.” A welcome color concept book features objects familiar to Muslims and is written in the voice of a young girl describing aspects of her daily life. Her mom wears a blue hajib (head scarf). The girl uses black ink to write “Allah” in Arabic. The mosque they attend has a gold dome. The cover of the Quran she reads with her grandma is green. While most of the items are unique to Islam, the family relationships that ground this child in her life and faith are universal. The decorative elements incorporated into the illustrations are beautiful, from backgrounds to clothing to architecture, not to mention the stunning end papers. (Ages 3–7)

© Cooperative Children's Book Center, Univ. of Wisconsin - Madison, 2013

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