Our Favorite Day of the Year by Ali, A. E.
A. E. Ali

Our Favorite Day of the Year -- A. E. Ali

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"Gorgeously inviting illustrations and a joyful theme...the consummate first day read." --Shelf Awareness (starred review)

A heartwarming picture book following a group of boys from different backgrounds throughout the school year as they become the best of friends.

Musa's feeling nervous about his first day of school. He's not used to being away from home and he doesn't know any of the other kids in his class. And when he meets classmates Mois s, Mo, and Kevin, Musa isn't sure they'll have much in common. But over the course of the year, the four boys learn more about each other, the holidays they celebrate, their favorite foods, and what they like about school. The more they share with each other, the closer they become, until Musa can't imagine any better friends.

In this charming story of friendship and celebrating differences, young readers can discover how entering a new friendship with an open mind and sharing parts of yourself brings people together. And the calendar of holidays at the end of the book will delight children as they identify special events they can celebrate with friends throughout the year.

Author: A. E. Ali
Publisher: Salaam Reads / Simon & Schuster Books for You
Published: 06/30/2020
Pages: 40
Binding Type: Hardcover
Weight: 0.90lbs
Size: 11.00h x 8.70w x 0.40d
ISBN: 9781481485630
Audience: Ages 4-8

Accelerated Reader:
Reading Level: 3.6
Point Value: 0.5
Interest Level: Lower Grade
Quiz #/Name: 510655 / Our Favorite Day of the Year

Review Citation(s):
Booklist 04/15/2020 pg. 54
School Library Journal 05/01/2020 pg. 44
Kirkus Reviews 06/01/2020
Publishers Weekly 06/15/2020
Shelf Awareness 06/30/2020
Horn Book Magazine 11/01/2020 pg. 64
Hornbook Guide to Children 07/01/2020 - Superior,Well Above Average

About the Author
A. E. Ali is a writer based in California. Her favorite day of the year is Eid al-Fitr.

Rahele Jomepour Bell is an illustrator of several picture books, including Our Favorite Day of the Year by A. E. Ali on the Salaam Reads list. Rahele came to the United States from Iran in 2011 and pursued her dream of studying art at Iowa State University where she received her MFA in integrated visual arts. She believes all people share a common home in planet Earth, but may differ in their skin color, way of life, and their thinking. She loves these differences and believes this is what makes the world a beautiful place to live. Visit her at RaheleStudio.com.