Deep in the Sahara

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I enjoy reading lots of books on different cultures and religions. This book was about a young girl who watches the grown woman in her town and sees them all wearing a malafa. She thinks the malafas are beautiful, mysterious, grown up and make woman look like royalty and she really wants one of her own. Finally when she starts to understand that a malafa is about faith and religion. Then her mom gives her a malafa of her own to wear and she loves it. It’s a beautiful blue color and she is happy to have it. She goes with her mom to pray in her malafa facing east. I didn’t know why they faced east, but my mom helped me learn more about it. I love reading books like this because it’s interesting to see how kids in other places live and to find out about other religions.

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Author Kelly Cunnane, Hoda Hadadi, Illustrator
Star Count 5/5
Format Hard
Page Count 40 pages
Publisher Schwartz & Wade
Publish Date 10/8/2013
ISBN 9780375870347
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Issue March 2014
Category Children's


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