By Mary Matthews. It is the first day of Ramadan, the month when good Muslims eat nothing and drink nothing all day, every day, from sunrise to sunset. Mama and Baba have told Magid he isn't old enough to fast, but even Magid's sister, Aisha, is fasting, and Magid doesn't want to wait. Set in present-day Egypt, Magid Fasts for Ramadan satisfyingly recounts Magid's struggle and its surprising and happy resolution, and offers an illuminating introduction to the beliefs and practices of Islam. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (2000), Paperback: 48 pages. Ages 6-10.
Magid, an eight-year-old Muslim boy in Cairo, is determined to celebrate Ramadan by fasting, despite the opposition of family members who feel that he is not yet old enough to fast. In this illustrated beginning chapter book, Magid, a boy of eight, wants to fast during the month of Ramadan like the rest of the family...The book tackles some serious questions about what religion requires, while demonstrating a warm family life that will have universal appeal.