by Ashley Kuehl, Editorial Director of Lerner Publications
Last week, the Muslim holy month of Ramadan began with the sighting of the new moon. The holiday will last 29 or 30 days, depending on visibility of the next new moon. Muslims will fast and pray from sunrise to sunset. At the end of Ramadan, a multi-day festival called Eid al-Fitr begins.
As of 2017, the Pew Research Center estimated that about 1.1 percent of the US population is Muslim, which is nearly three and a half million people. About 1.3 million of them are under the age of 18. The Muslim population in the United States is growing, and researchers expect that trend to continue.
Books on Ramadan for young readers
If you like these books, we have lots more holiday books where those came from. And to all our Muslim friends, neighbors, and customers, we wish you Ramadan Mubarak!