Welcome to Ifara book club, a platform created just for you to enjoy monthly children’s, young adult, teens and general family reads (i.e., fiction, non-fiction, poetry).
Our aim is to provide books/texts that you and your family can read and enjoy together.
This month, we’ve picked out ‘Lailah’s Lunchbox by Reem Faruqi’, a fun read for ages 6 – 8.
The story follows Lailah, a ten-year-old in a new school in a new country, thousands of miles from her old home, and missing her old friends. When Ramadan begins, she is excited that she is finally old enough to participate in the fasting but worried that her classmates won’t understand why she doesn’t join them in the lunchroom. Lailah solves her problem with help from the school librarian and her teacher and in doing so learns that she can make new friends who respect her beliefs.
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