Week-end Book Review: Going to Mecca by Na’ima B. Robert and Valentina Cavallinni

Reviewed by Aline Pereira:

Na’ima B. Robert, illustrated by Valentina Cavallinni,
Going to Mecca
Frances Lincoln, 2012.

Ages: 5+

Going to Mecca opens with the image of a family getting ready for a trip to Saudi Arabia, where they will be performing the Hajj, the holy pilgrimage to Mecca that is considered one of the pillars of the Islamic faith. We see the youngest of the three children waving goodbye to his parents and siblings. Still a baby, and not yet ready for the journey his family is about to embark on, he is staying with grandma…

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One Response to “Week-end Book Review: Going to Mecca by Na’ima B. Robert and Valentina Cavallinni”

  1. PragmaticMom Says:

    It’s hard to find books on Islam that kids can relate to. This looks perfect for that!