[E–pub/Pdf] (Once Upon an Eid) by S.K. Ali
Boku no Hero Academia dj - 爆豪、ケツの穴開発するってよ。 [Bakugou, Ketsu no Ana Kaihatsu Surutte yo.] dTo experience A sweet message as always and had an incredibly warm feeling of eid and celebration and a strong sense of community45 stars Creative Fixes by Ashley Franklin One thing I love about this anthology is the experiences from so manyifferent cultures and identities Showing how the main character a convert celebrates her first eid and how her experience is so Manga Mania Magical Girls and Friends How to Draw the Super Popular Action Fantasy Characters of Manga different from the other makes it so much inclusive toifferent and uniue muslim experiences It felt really special and i liked the journey we got to see witness 35 stars Taste by Hanna Alkaf THIS RUINED ME I m sitting here like an absolute sobbing mess The writing the prose the storytelling the emotion it all built it to make me feel it all and feel for these small children who are trying to recreate a special eid meal uring a tragic accident I LOVE IT SO MUCH im still in pain over this5 stars my absolute favourite from the anthology Eid Pictures by Jamilah Tompkins Bigelow This was beautiful The parallels and imagery and writing it presented was so powerful The black muslim community often oesn t get heard as much as the other communities and in reality they have so much history and power and culture to celebrate and share I just loved how short but poetic and impactful this poem was Really hit me in the feels45 stars Not Only an Only by Huda Al Marashi I really like the friendship and feeling of community in this story Eid can be extremely sad and Protest Politics in the Marketplace depressing if youon t have people and family and community to celebrate your happiness with Showing that perspective was really eyeopening Also love me some of that arab rep35 stars Maya Madinah Choose Joy by Ayesha Mattu this short story revolves around a little girl having to come to terms with her parents separation especially Celestial Tears Hidden Alchemy during the holidays she is very used to have Eid celebrationsone a certain way and mentions the special ways they used to celebrate the way her aunt handled the situation was so well The Exposition of Artistic Research done It showed the whole cycle of acceptance and making her feel that her emotions were valid but also that change happens to everyone I loved how they brought parallels from the Prophet s peace be upon him life and were able to make those personal connections that s such a beautiful thing to teach kids we love to see it45 stars Eid and Pink Bubble Gum Insha Allah by Randa Abdel Fattah this was SO CUTE SO WHOLESOME SO SWEET SO FUNNY I might be partial to big noisy families especially when they are stuck togetheruring long road trips and make it their sole purpose to annoy the hell out of each other the relatable content I signed up for this story made me feel so soft idk I wish it was longer because I loved the ynamic the siblings had between each other and the happiness and kindness they shared it was also way funnier than I expected Randa has a way of making me feel connected to Her Characters Instantly And Maybe characters instantly and maybe s partially bc I saw myself in the main character but it just made me so incredibly nostalgic over the long tiring road trips I shared with my noisy family as a kid5 starsAND THERE WE HAVE IT FRIENDS i truly eeply loved reading this anthology and i might just have to pick up the final copy and give it a reread in the coming monthsi hope i ve convinced you to pick it up bc you Shallow Grave definitely need some wholesome goodness in your lifethis was one of my MOST anticipated books for the year and i JUST got approved for an arc copy Thank you SO MUCH to Netgalley the publishers i can t wait to read it as soon as i stop crying Eid Mubarak everyoneHighly recommend to everyone It s time toiversify what you read and learn about other experiences There s a lot of misconceptions and Islamophobia out there educate yourselfI m a 23 year old Muslim When I was growing up there were no mainstream books with Muslim characters except for maybe
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a refugee story I m not saying that s not important was and I love that book But refugee story I m not saying that s not important was and I love that book But Muslims you see regularly like us The Economics of Agricultural Development did not have characters experiences to relate too And it s not just us Muslims it s most of us POC and non christians Growing up our children s books were filled with white characters All illustrations were white Books movies everything is about Christmas weon t see other cultures or religions and it s not fair Colouring in school we were told to use peaches and pinks for the skin no matter what colour was our skin Reflecting on it I thought maybe it had something to Shallow Grave do with the fact that my early school years were in a wh ARC reviewMasha Allah this was was the cutest and purest thing I ve read I love theiversity of cultures backgrounds experinces that were represented in here I especially love that their was a story about a Shia Mulsim girl This is the kind of story that Muslim kids The Pocket Guide to Action deserve in 2020 and I m so happy it exists I llo a fuller review a bit later but for now please pre order this book Rtcit s been years since I ve read a middle grade But since it s a week till Eid I think this will be a perfect read to get me into the celebratory feelsY all this better have the Muslim rep I need I cant handle another book misrepresenting us. Amina's Voice Under My Hijab N H Senzai Shooting Kabul Escape from Aleppo Hanna Alkaf The Weight of Our Sky Rukhsana Khan Big Red Lollipop Randa Abdel Fattah Does My Head Look Big in This Ashley Franklin Not uite Snow White Jamilah Thompkins Bigelow Mommy's Khimar Candice Montgomery Home and Away By Any Means Necessary Huda Al Marashi First Comes Marriage Ayesha Mattu Asmaa Hussein and Sara Alfageeh.
45 stars Once Upon an Eid was a heart warming and uplifting anthology all about the indescribable joy of Eid and its power to bring people together It was full of wholesome own voices Muslim representation and it s a brilliant read for Muslims and non Muslims alike As a Muslim I felt like a saw a small piece of myself in every sto WE DID IT FOLKS I finally found an anthology I love from start to finish I read this in one Algorithms for Clustering Data (Prentice Hall Advanced Reference Series : Computer Science) day on Eid and that was the most perfect thing I could haveone Every single story is so Made to Crave Action Plan Participants Guide different but ultimately they all surround Eid and the spirit and vibe of Eid is so present in each one of them no matter what type of story it is or the themes it explored Each story surrounds a specific theme that pertains to the celebration joy gratefulness community hope generosity etc and I really loved that about them I also loved the fact that the scope of stories and communities it explores is very wide because eventhough we re all Muslim our experiences can be veryifferent There are stories about Asian Black Middle Eastern Muslims Sunni and Shia Muslim and not only that but not all the stories are happy Some are sad and hard but ultimately every single one of them ended with a hopeful note and left and smile on my faceI just loved how this anthology showed how Introduction to African American Studies differently we all celebrate and experience Eid and it s not a happy time for everyone because of what they might be going through at the time This was just SO GOODMy favorite stories were by SK Ali about a little girl whose mom is sick but she s trying her best to keep the family Eid traditions and joy alive Candice Mongomery which is about a girl who loved the Hijab and is set on starting to wear it on Eid and lastly NH Senzai s which is about a Syrian refugee in Greece celebrating in whatever means he can with his refugee community But they were all so so good I used to wonder how Eid feels like in other countries This anthology is perfect to read if you are wondering the same It has all the wonderful stories about Eid and all of them end on a happy note of joy and celebration The best thing I found about this anthology is that not all Muslim characters were portrayed so unrealistically good or perfect They had flaws which they realized in the stories And I feel them close to the reality too All of the authors in this anthology were new to me I m pretty glad to have found them All of the stories are good but few reallyeserve to be mentioned and I gave them 5 stars 3 Kareem Means Generous by Asmaa Hussein 4 Don ut Break Tradition by SK Ali 9 Searching For Blue by N H Senzai 10 Creative Fixes by Ashley Franklin 14 Maya Madinah Chooses Joy by Ayesha Mattu I hope from below uotes you ll be tempted to read the anthology This was a buddy read with Rida Imran and Saba It was fun Thanks for inviting Rida Do check out Rida s review She has My Lover done better than me The things you give away make you happier than the things you keep for yourself Kareem Means Generous Anytime you share something you love it comes right back to you like a boomerang You never lose it Just wait and see Kareem Means Generous Specialays right back to you like a boomerang You never lose it Just wait and see Kareem Means Generous Special ays when you run toward them Don ut Break Tradition It s never about the gift It s about the love behind it Gifts Always look beyond what your eyes initially recognize and find out what is real what is possible and what is the truth Searching for Blue It s hard to see the beauty in things when you can t see past your insecurities Creative Fixes Sometimes things just happen and we have to accept them and move on Even when it s hard Especially when it s hard Taste Sometimes before we can welcome joy in again we need to acknowledge the sadness in our hearts Maya Madinah Chooses Joy This may be one
of the bestthe best I ve ever read Every story was elightful and uniue and the idea that the anthology is about Eid and how Eid can be and look and celebrated Mobilizing New York differently by Muslims highlighting how beautiful Islam andiverse Muslim people are I loved it This anthology contains 15 short stories accompanied by gorgeous illustrations by Sara Alfageeh about young Muslim kids Aspects of South African Literature during Eid and centers on what Eid represents and celebrates There are stories by and about Asian Muslims Black Muslims Shia Muslims Sunni Muslims and Middle Eastern Muslims and I loved how this book celebrates and honoursiversity I think this anthology is perfect for younger readers especially Muslim kids The stories are so tender so genuine and written with so much love It explores love and joy but also explores sorrow and grief told in a soft and gentle way Many thanks to Abrams Books for Young Readers for sending me a copy in exchange for an honest reviewPerfect by Jamilah Thompkins Bigelow Yusuf and the Great Big Brownie Mistake by Aisha Saeed Kareem Means Generous by Asmaa Hussein Don ut Break Tradition by SK Ali Just Like Chest Armor by Candice Montgomery 5 Gifts by Rukhsana Khan 5 The Feast of Sacrifice by Hena Khan Seraj Captures the Moon by G Willow Wilson Sara Alfageeh Searching for Blue by NH Senzai Creative Fixes by Ashley Franklin Taste by Hanna Alfak Eid Pictures Jamilah Thompkins Bigelow. Once Upon an Eid is a collection of short stories that showcases the most brilliant Muslim voices writing today all about the most joyful holiday of the year Eid Eid The short single syllable word conjures up a variety of feelings and memories for Muslims Maybe it’s waking up to the sound of frying samosas or the comfort of bean pie maybe it’s the pleasure of putting on a new outfit for Eid praye.