Dear Muslim Child -- Children's Book Review


Disclosure: I was sent a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own.

Do you teach your children about different religions? When Hazel was young, we learned a bit about various religions. I feel like she should know about them for two reasons. First, she may meet someone who is that religion and I want her to be respectful. Second, I feel like when she is old enough to choose her religion, she should know about all of them. Today I am going to share a book written for Muslim children and children who want to learn a bit about Islam. The book was released this week. It is Dear Muslim Child by Rahma Rodaah and illustrated by Aya Ghanameh. It is recommended for ages 4 to 8. 

From the Publisher:

This inspirational picture book from the author of Dear Black Child encourages Muslim children to take joy and pride in their Islamic faith. Perfect for fans of In My Mosque and The Proudest Blue.

Dear Muslim Child, your story matters.

In this lyrical ode to Islam, Muslim children all over the world are encouraged to celebrate their faith and traditions.

From Me:

This is a sweet book that lets Muslim children know that they matter. It shares about some of the beliefs of Islam and focuses on peace. It talks about how words can hurt but teaches how to purify your heart and fill yourself with hope. It teaches pride and coming together. It also shares about the hijab. It reminds them they are not alone and should walk proudly as they are. This multicultural book is a wonderful message for Muslim children as well as sharing a bit about the religion and culture for other children. The illustrations are similar to the ones on the cover and are diverse throughout it. I hope every Muslim child gets to read this book and I hope you will check it out with your kids to teach them a bit about the Muslim culture.