Review: Golden Domes and Silver Lanterns and One Sun and Countless Stars

I’m so excited to share Golden Domes and Silver Lanterns: A Muslim Book of Colors and One Sun and Countless Stars: A Muslim Book of Numbers by Hena Khan and Mehrdokht Amini. These beautiful concept books provide both a window and a mirror to the Muslim experience, while educating the youngest readers about colors and numbers.

Title: Golden Domes and Silver Lanterns: A Muslim Book of Colors
Author: Hena Khan
Illustrator: Mehrdokht Amini
Publisher: Chronicle Kids
Published: March 1, 2022
Format: Board Book

Now available in a board book, Golden Domes and Silver Lanterns celebrates the culture and traditions of the Islamic community as a young girl shares the colors of objects all around her. With pitch perfect rhyming text, this stunning board book will teach young readers all about colors and the Muslim experience, from a red prayer rug to a purple Eid gift.

Title: One Sun and Countless Stars: A Muslim Book of Numbers
Author: Hena Khan
Illustrator: Mehrdokht Amini
Publisher: Chronicle Kids
Published: March 1, 2022
Format: Picture Book

The much anticipated follow up to Golden Domes and Silver Lanterns, One Sun and Countless Stars follows a similar format. This picture book also serves as a remarkable introduction to the Muslim world, while focusing on numbers instead of colors. Every page is filled with the same bold illustration style as the rest of the series. With a glossary and author’s note explaining the importance of numbers in Islam, this title is a great resource for classrooms and libraries.

Both of these titles are available today wherever books are sold, including Bookshop and Amazon. (Please note: Some links provided are affiliate links. Affiliate links allow me to receive a small commission for recommendations at no cost to you. This commission is used to maintain this site and to continue bringing content to you. I always appreciate your support!)

Many thanks to Chronicle Kids for sharing review copies of both of these wonderful titles with me. I can’t wait to read them with my little one and introduce him to the many diverse Muslim traditions this series celebrates.

About The Author:

Hena Khan is the author of Golden Domes and Silver Lanterns, Crescent Moons and Pointed Minarets, Like The Moon Loves The Sky, and Night of The Moon, among many other books for children. Hena is a native of Rockville, Maryland, where she lives with her husband and their two sons. You can learn more about her at http://www.henakhan.com.

About the Illustrator:

Mehrdokht Amini is the illustrator of Golden Domes and Silver Lanterns, Crescent Moons and Pointed Minarets, and many other books for children. She grew up in Iran and now lives in Surrey, England.

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