April 2022 Global Children’s Book Club Discussion Schedule

ALL MONTH: Picture book read aloud of Lailah’s Lunchbox: A Ramadan Story by Reem Faruqi (Author), Lea Lyon (Illustrator) (read aloud from the author linked below!)
Tuesday, 4/12: Chapter book discussion of 1st half of One Half From The East by Nadia Hashimi
Tuesday, 4/19: Recipe Cook Along
Thursday, 4/28: Chapter book discussion of One Half From The East WITH author Nadia Hashimi!

Featured Afghanistan Picture Book for Kids: Lailah’s Lunchbox: A Ramadan Story by Reem Faruqi (Author), Lea Lyon (Illustrator)

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Discussion Questions:

  • Had you heard of Ramadan before reading this book?
  • What is fasting?
  • Have you ever gone without food for a religious purpose before?
  • Have you ever worried about friends not understanding your family’s cultural or religious traditions?
  • How can you help others feel comfortable openly celebrating and sharing important events and celebrations?

Featured Afghanistan Chapter Book for Kids: One Half From The East by Nadia Hashimi

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One Half From The East Discussion Questions:

Afghanistan Language Lessons for Kids

Afghanistan is a multilingual country that has two official languages – Pashto and Dari. Both are widely spoken. Dari is the official name of the variety of Persian language spoken in Afghanistan. It is often referred to as Afghan Persian. Still known as Farsi to a number of Afghanistan’s native speakers, the name was officially changed to Dari in 1964 by the Afghan government.

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Afghanistan Folk Tales for Children

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Other Children’s Picture Books About Afghanistan

Middle Grade & YA Books About Afghanistan