Deep in the Sahara by Kelly Cunnane,Hoda Hadadi

By Kelly Cunnane,Hoda Hadadi

"Poetic language, appealing illustrations and a favorable message approximately Islam, with none didacticism: an excellent combination," pronounces Kirkus experiences in a starred review.

Lalla lives within the Muslim nation of Mauritania, and greater than something, she desires to put on a malafa, the colourful fabric Mauritanian girls, like her mama and massive sister, put on to hide their heads and garments in public. however it isn't really until eventually Lalla realizes that a malafa is not only worn to teach a woman's good looks and secret or to honor tradition—a malafa for faith—that Lalla's mom consents to slide a protracted fabric as blue because the ink within the Koran over Lalla's head, below her arm, and around and around her physique. Then jointly, they pray.

An author's be aware and thesaurus are incorporated at the back of the book.

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