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The little tree has always wanted to travel, especially to Mecca, to perform Hajj (an Islamic religious pilgrimage). But how can he travel when his roots are in the ground? Find out how his dream comes true, and he makes the journey of a lifetime.
“A Little Tree Goes For Hajj” is an ideal educational tool to introduce the Hajj to children who are learning about important rituals in different world religions; includes a glossary with short definitions and explanations for readers unfamiliar with Hajj.
Bilingual edition: English and Arabic text.
About the Author
Eman Salem is an artist/illustrator who lives in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, with her husband and four children. Eman studied at the Alberta College of Art and Design, where she received a Bachelor’s degree in Fine Arts. Eman uses her art to bring together her diverse experiences growing up in Canada with a Palestinian Muslim heritage. Eman has illustrated other Muslim Children’s books, including “We’re Off to Make Umrah,” “Hijab Boutique,” and “The Victory Boys”
“A Little Tree Goes for Hajj” is her first book as an author/illustrator. Eman’s children inspired her to write and illustrate this story by asking her if trees were Muslim too.
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