Martin and Sylvia and the Generous Month
Martin and Sylvia’s family invites their new friends, the Hadid family, to a Strawberry Festival. They learn that though the Hadids are excited to join them, they needed to take special precautions because the holy Muslim festival of Ramadan has begun. Brother and sister are not familiar with Ramadan but learn that it involves fasting — or not eating food or drinking water during the day. This sounds very difficult to them. But when Rami and Kamila Hadid explain why they fast, Martin and Sylvia begin to understand why some call Ramadan “The Generous Month.”
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The Welcoming Feast: A Video Introduction and New Story
This week we hear more from Martin and Sylvia’s new friends, the Hadid family – and their honoring of Ramadan.
New "Martin & Sylvia" Collection: "The Welcoming Feast"
The new Martin & Sylvia stories portray a moment of coming together, of welcoming those who may seem - at first - to be quite different.
Sparkle Kitchen: Kebabs
In The Welcoming Feast, a three-part Martin & Sylvia collection of stories, Daddy's new colleague, Rami Hadid, and his family are coming over for dinner. Martin is generally hesitant about meeting new people, but when he learns that the Hadid's are Muslim and that Rami has lots of stories about growing up in Syria, he is very curious.