About the Book
Twelve-year-old Azra Jessa wrote and illustrated this sweetly simple picture book when she was only eight years old, because she wanted to share her favorite holidays -- Ramadhan and Eid-ul-Fitr -- with her classmates. Children read about how the beginning and end of Ramadhan is based on the lunar calendar. They learn what it is like to fast for 30 days, along with the meaning behind and the motivation for the fast. Lastly, she explains what a typical Eid-ul-Fitr, the day after the month of Ramadhan, is like in her family. Charming computer illustrations complement this candid glimpse into a child's spiritual life.