Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Drummer Girl, by Hiba Masood, earns the Literary Classics Seal of Approval

As a young girl Najma was warmed by the wonderful traditions surrounding Ramadan in the lovely town where she lived in Istanbul.  She loved the lights, the steaming bowls of shorba, and the sound of night prayers at the mosque near her small white house with the brick red roof.  But most of all, Najma enjoyed waking before dawn to the sound of the musaharati strolling through the neighborhood beating a drum and chanting songs.  Najma dreamed of one day becoming a musaharati, but she'd never before heard of a girl who had fulfilled this special role.

Drummer Girl, by Hiba Masood, is a story that will inspire young girls to reach for their dreams regardless of what others might say or think.  This lovely picture book, illustrated by Hoda Hadadi, depicts the many sights, scents and sounds of this very special time of year. Young readers will delight in the rich traditions of Ramadan as seen through the eyes of Najma, a child who wishes to become a drummer girl.

This book is recommended for home and school libraries and has earned the Literary Classics Seal of Approval.

LITERARY CLASSICS Book Awards & Reviews International Book Awards • Top Honors Youth Book Awards • Seal of Approval

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