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Ramadan Children’s Books With Diverse Families and Characters

by in Identity on 2nd April, 2022

Ramadan now offers us so much choice in terms of resources for our children, decorations and reading material. I remember just a few years ago I would search high and low for the Ramadan book that we would read to explain Ramadan to my children and to build our little collection of Islamic books. For me, it has been so important to ensure that my child’s bookshelf is essentially decolonised and that it is reflective of the values we want to develop and learn about. Whilst the children are young it’s important that the books are filled with illustrations or pictures of children that my kids relate to or can learn from.

I always look for books that feature Black and brown characters and are set in countries far and wide. Ramadan is no different and it’s important that this happens in every home, we have a duty to ensure we raise our children to understand one another and respect one another and this can begin as early as the books they read. Here are a few books we have and plan to buy and existing books lists for Ramadan.


Amaliah Book lists for Children

Children’s Books With Black Girls

Decolonise Your Child’s Book Shelf

19 Islamic and Muslim Character Books

The Proudest Blue by Ibtihaj Muhammad

Basirah the Basketballer

13 Books About Black Muslims

Non-Profit Organisation to Increase Books With Female Muslim Characters in Libraries


Ramadan Around The World

Rami the Ramadan Cat

Sadiq and the Ramadan gift

The Gift of Ramadan

Hannah and the Ramadan Gift

A remarkable Ramadan

Once Upon a Eid

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Selina Bakkar

Selina Bakkar

I'm a simply striving to be better and improve in different areas of my life through more self awareness, experiences and learning more about the deen. You'll find me talking about community, connection, planting & growing, seeking the truth in an age of propaganda and misinformation. This year I want to document more to do with food heritage and history so watch this space or reach out. Have a listen to the Amaliah Voices podcast where I talk passionately about Islam, nature, motherhooding and back home. Link in bio peeps. To join the Amaliah Writer Community email me at selina@amaliah.com IG: SelinaBakkar