With breathtaking illustrations and informative text, GOLDEN DOMES AND SILVER LANTERNS magnificently captures the world of Islam, celebrating its beauty and traditions for even the youngest readers. From a red prayer rug to a blue hijab, readers will learn about a different color of the Muslim world on each spread with a young Muslim girl and her family as a guide. Sure to inspire questions and observations about world religions and cultures, it is equally at home in a classroom reading circle as it is being read to a child on a parent's lap.
Hena Khan has written children's books on a wide variety of topics, and she takes particular interest in writing about her Muslim culture. Mehrdokht Amini grew up in Iran and now lives in Surrey, England. She has illustrated eleven books for children, published in Iran, Poland, the UK, and the United States. For this work, she was inspired by the idea of bringing classical elements of Islamic art into a modern setting.