by Abdul Latif Al Hoad

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Gr 4-6 A brief overview of each of these faiths. Each book is written by a follower of that religion and includes history, basic beliefs, and present day practices. Islam covers such topics as customs, the Koran, art and architecture, and the place of women in this religion. A comparable book is Richard Tames' The Muslim World (Silver Burdett, 1984; o.p.) while Manju Aggarwal's I Am a Muslim (Watts, 1985) presents this faith through the life of one family. Sikhism is more inclusive, due no doubt to the greater amount of information available on the Muslim world. Most information on Sikhism is found in a few paragraphs in books on Hinduism. Aggarwal's I Am a Sikh (Watts, 1985) follows the same format as the above title. Arora presents her information in as positive a fashion as possible, even to the point of glossing over the militant actions of followers in India by calling them ``recent tensions.'' Both Islam and Sikhism are full of color photos which add greatly to the information given. These books would be useful additions to collections needing more books on world religions. Elaine Lesh Morgan, Multnomah County Library, Portland, Oreg.

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Scholastic Library Publishing
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Religions of the World Series
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Library ed
Age Range:
9 - 11 Years

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