Once Upon an Eid

Once Upon an Eid

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 prayers, or maybe it’s the gift-giving and holiday parties to come that day. Whatever it may be, for those who cherish this day of celebration, the emotional responses may be summed up in another short and sweet word: joy. The anthology will also include a poem, graphic-novel chapter, and spot illustrations.

The full list of Once Upon an Eid contributors include: G. Willow Wilson (Alif the Unseen, Ms. Marvel), Hena Khan (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 Quite 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.

Title:Once Upon an Eid
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9781419740831
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    Once Upon an Eid Reviews

  • may ?

    full reviews finally postedyou guyssss!! i cannot recommend this anthology enough!!! especially for my muslim friends, if you're able to, ABSOLUTELY read this during the end of ramadan/during the days...

  • ? A ?

    Rtc___it'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 feels!!Y'all this better have the Muslim r...

  • Lala BooksandLala

    Flawless...

  • Ahmed  Ejaz

    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 ...

  • Saajid Hosein

    *ARC review.Masha'Allah, this was was the cutest and purest thing I've read. I love the diversity of cultures, backgrounds, experinces that were represented in here. I especially love that their was a...

  • Fadwa (Word Wonders)

    WE DID IT FOLKS! I finally found an anthology I love from start to finish ­čśşI read this in one day on Eid and that was the most perfect thing I could have done. Every single story is so different bu...

  • Tucker  (TuckerTheReader)

    Many thanks to Abrams Books for Young Readers for sending me a copy in exchange for an honest reviewPerfect by Jamilah Thompkins-Bigelow - ÔśůÔśůÔśůÔśůÔśćYusuf and the Great Big Brownie Mistake by Ais...

  • Zainab

    I need it and I need it NOW....

  • Umairah | Sereadipity

    4.5 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 repres...

  • Rida Imran

    Eid Mubarak everyone!___Highly recommend to everyone. It's time to diversify what you read and learn about other experiences. There's a lot of misconceptions and Islamophobia out there educate yoursel...