Khan, H. (2012). Golden Domes and Silver Lanterns: A Muslim Book of Colors. San Francisco: Chronicle Books.
Author Hena Khan's first book for preschool-aged children and above offers a culturally and age appropriate introduction to Islam. Using the theme of colors, Khan teaches children about Islamic customs and holidays, clothing, food, and worship. As they practice their colors, readers will also learn vocabulary relating to Islam, such as mosque, hijab, Eid, Quran, zakat, and more. A short glossary in the back defines these terms and offers a pronunciation guide. Mehrdokht Amini's vibrant, full page illustrations offer the perfect accompaniment to the text. A great choice to add diversity to a counting book collection.
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