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Golden Domes and Silver Lanterns: 05/21/15
Golden Domes and Silver Lanterns by Hena Kahn is a beautiful picture book that teaches colors through a Muslim perspective.
The book follows a mother and daughter as they walk through their community. The daughter points out the colors of her life and their significance to her.
I read the book with my daughter. As we're not Muslims, she had some questions about the different words and the traditions mentioned. It gave us a chance to chat.
For anyone worried (and the book has been challenged), there is NOTHING bad about this book. It is a typical concept book that features a child and her family and a lesson on colors. The only difference is the setting and frankly there needs to be a greater diversity of characters and setting in children's literature.