Amira's Picture Day

Amira's Picture Day

Ramadan has come to an end, and Amira can't wait to stay home from school to celebrate Eid. There's just one hiccup: it's also school picture day. How can Amira be in two places at once?

Just the thought of Eid makes Amira warm and tingly inside. From wearing new clothes to handing out goody bags at the mosque, Amira can't wait for the festivities to begin. But when a flier on the fridge catches her eye, Amira's stomach goes cold. Not only is it Eid, it's also school picture day. If she's not in her class picture, how will her classmates remember her? Won't her teacher wonder where she is?

Though the day's celebrations at the mosque are everything Amira was dreaming of, her absence at picture day weighs on her. A last-minute idea on the car ride home might just provide the solution to everything in this delightful story from acclaimed author Reem Faruqi, illustrated with vibrant color by Fahmida Azim.

Title:Amira's Picture Day
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9780823440191
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    Amira's Picture Day Reviews

  • Wendy Kendall

    Have you ever wanted to be in two places at the same time? Amira thinks that she's caught between celebrating a beloved holiday, or joining her classmates for class picture day at school. She doesn't ...

  • Omar Abed

    Amira's Picture Day provides a welcome mirror for American Muslims, or Muslims in any country where Eid is not a recognized holiday. I definitely felt the nostalgia as I read and reflected on my own e...

  • Becky

    I love this story! My four kids (ages 3-10) were enraptured and in suspense the whole time about what would happen. Amira is instantly likeable and as she toggles between excitement about an important...

  • Jas Asbill

    Amira’s very real conflict between her love of Eid and her desire to be remembered in her class pictures causes just a little bit of worry. Never fear, Amira has a plan and we get to see it beautifu...

  • Jennifer

    Reem Faruqi’s Amira’s Picture Day explores the struggle of straddling two cultures as Amira’s heart is torn between two dresses--her pink striped Picture Day dress and her shalwar kameez for Eid...

  • Aya Khalil

    This brand new picture book by Reem Faruqi brought me back to all the Ramadan/eid memories when I attended public school. The relevance and authenticity is incredible. How many of us have had to choos...

  • Gayatri Sethi Desi Book Aunty

    A heartwarming book! Perfect for gifting & reading aloud with students & class. The illustrations are especially endearing & I adore this book....

  • Kirin

    This book is the mirror so many kids are desperate to find in literature. A young Muslim girl is excited to celebrate Eid, while at the same time is sad knowing she is missing school picture day with ...

  • Barbara

    Amira and her brother Ziyad are excited that Ramadan is coming to an end and her family will be able to celebrate Eid with the rest of their community. Her mother decorates Amira's hands with intricat...

  • Lisa

    Amira is so excited for Eid! Her mother gave her mehendi designs on her hands, she's put together goody bags for the children at the masjid, and her shalwar kameez is ironed and ready to go. But then ...