This review has really touched me and it's the exact reason why I wrote this book! Thank you @allbookedupnow for capturing the essence of my book. .
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This book was sent to me for my honest review. Muhiima's Quest by @rahmarodaah and illustrated by @xdashadashax . This is the book every Muslim parent needs for their children. Our children are constantly exposed to celebrations in school and in public places that we don't celebrate. It may seem trivial to us as parents, but I know, from my own experience, it's really tough on our kids. This story helps explain that as people we are all different and unique and should be proud of that. "What is this for mom?" "Today you will go on a quest." Her first stop was to see her dad. "Muhiima loved her father's bookstore; a place where fairies danced with dragons and castles were built from books." Her map leads her to her grandparents house,her Sunday Quran teacher, her aunt, and lastly, her uncle. Each person presented her with an identical box,which really had Muhiima curious. .
On her way home,she sees her friend celebrating her birthday and is sad that she can't do the same."She walked into the house with flushed cheeks." "She was amazed to see that every person she had encountered on her quest that day was there now,waiting for her." Muhiima opened the boxes and each one contained a pearl,which was strung onto a gold chain. "You might not always do the same things as other kids,but it doesn't mean you will be left out." "Each family does things their own way and with love." Muhiima is so happy with all the love she's received and knows that her life is unique and beautiful! .
This book definitely represents the diverse books we need more of. It represents not only muslims, but African American Muslims. I also love the fact that her father owns a bookstore...every bookworms dream,right? This book is suitable for all,not just Muslims,we all need to remind our children that we are all different and that's ok,so we must respect each other and be proud of who we are.