This book moves chronologically through the calendar year and looks at the typical events, customs and celebrations celebrated by Muslim children. Festivals such as Ashura and Lailat ul-Miraj, and personal customs such as Ramadan are explored through the use of religious articles, books, buildings, symbols and food.
Look inside nine-year-old Nayaab's diary to read what it's like to be at each event.
Links to the following units in the DfES Scemes of Work: 1A What does it mean to belong? (Year 1, looking at religious symbols, clothes, buildings and festivals), 1D Beliefs and practice - generic (Year 1), 3A Celebrations -generic (Year 2), 3A What do signs and symbols mean in religion? (Year 3)
Cath Senker is a children's non-fiction writer who specialises in writing about modern history, global issues and world religions. Her latest history titles include Living Through the Vietnam War (Raintree, 2011), Our World Divided: Israel and the Middle East (Wayland, 2011) and A Cultural History of Women in America: Women Claim the Vote (Bailey Publishing, 2011). She has a particular interest in the topics of migration, refugees and racism and recently wrote Mapping Global Issues: Immigrants and Refugees (Arcturus, 2011). In her work, Cath aims to highlight individuals' experiences and to present different viewpoints in a non-judgemental way as a basis for discussion.
Cath also works as a project manager and editor on non-fiction titles for both children and adults. Before embarking on a freelance career, she worked as a commissioning editor for a children's educational publishing company for eight years. She is also an experienced ESOL teacher.
Cath volunteers with City Reads, a project that aims to widen the enjoyment of books and reading among people of all ages, especially people from disadvantaged communities. She is a also a keen amateur cyclist, cook and gardener.