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A story for Muslim kids about an ice storm leaving two cousins learning about gratitude and patience.
Yusuf’s cousin Ahmed is a Syrian refugee. After the death of Ahmed’s father, Yusuf’s parents work hard to bring Ahmed and his mom to Canada.
When they’re finally on their way to Toronto, Yusuf is excited! He spends hours making sure everything is perfect for Ahmed’s arrival and plans to teach him all about life in Canada.
But when an ice storm hits during Ahmed’s first night and cuts off power for three whole days, Yusuf realizes that he’s the one with so much to learn.
Written by Sumayyah Hussein
Book Review by Anum
"The moment my daughter saw this book she asked to read it all by herself. She read the whole book in one sitting. The title is catchy for kids and the illustrations vibrant and colorful. I love that the theme of the story is Jannah. There are discussions questions at the end as well to talk about Jannah with your child and connect them with Allah. I think this is so important especially when they are young so that the love of Allah is planted in their hearts.
Besides being engaging to the kids, the story has characters with positive traits and a setting they can relate to and understand."
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"Masha Allah what a lovely book showing children not to focus on things they have no control over. The only goal should be Jannah.. Great illustrations, my 7 yr old was thoroughly engaged. As each wish of Jannah was read, his smile grew wider."
Book Review by Samar Kay
"I LOVED this book! It is perfectly written with the audience in mind. Very well tailored to kids of all ages and you can tell the author probably has some experience with kids because the characters were totally relatable in the way they spoke, acted and the way their imaginations worked!
I know my kids will love this book for many years to come, insha’Allah."
Title: Blackout : A Refugee Story
Author: Sumayyah Hussein
Illustrator: Diana Silkina
Publisher: Ruqaya's Bookshelf - Canada
Size: 21.6 cm x 27.9 cm
Recommended Age Group: 4 years and above
Edition Number: 2nd
Year Of Publication: 2019
Weight: 0.20 kg
Sumayyah Hussein is a writer, teacher and mother of two girls. She is the author of 'Blackout!' and 'Littering Stinks!'. Born and raised in Toronto, Canada, she currently lives in Alexandria, Egypt with her husband and daughters.