Our Favorite Day of the Year

Illustrated by Rahele Jomepour Bell
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About The Book

A heartwarming picture book following a group of boys from different backgrounds throughout the school year as they become the best of friends.

Musa’s feeling nervous about his first day of school. He’s not used to being away from home and he doesn’t know any of the other kids in his class. And when he meets classmates Moisés, Mo, and Kevin, Musa isn’t sure they’ll have much in common. But over the course of the year, the four boys learn more about each other, the holidays they celebrate, their favorite foods, and what they like about school. The more they share with each other, the closer they become, until Musa can’t imagine any better friends.

In this charming story of friendship and celebrating differences, young readers can discover how entering a new friendship with an open mind and sharing parts of yourself brings people together. And the calendar of holidays at the end of the book will delight children as they identify special events they can celebrate with friends throughout the year.

About The Author

A. E. Ali is a writer based in California. Her favorite day of the year is Eid al-Fitr.

About The Illustrator

Rahele Jomepour Bell is an illustrator of picture books. She culturally is from Iran and happily enjoys adding American culture to her origin. She believes all people share a common home in planet Earth, but may differ in their skin color, way of life, and their thinking. She loves these differences and believes this is what makes the world a beautiful place to live.

Product Details

  • Publisher: Salaam Reads / Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers (June 30, 2020)
  • Length: 32 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781481485647
  • Grades: P - 3
  • Ages: 4 - 8

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