Lailah’s Lunchbox,


By Reem Faruqi
Illustrated by Lea Lyon
Tilbury House Publishers
Maine, 2016

Lailah is in a new school in a new country 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.

*American Library Association Notable Book for Children 2016

*Notable Social Studies Trade Book For Young People 2016, NCSS

*2019 Daybreak Children’s Picture Book Award — Recognizing Muslim Women’s Contributions to Literature

*Featured Book of the Month, Anti-Defamation League

*Skipping Stones Honor 2016

*International Literacy Association Choices Reading List