Featured Book: One Day – Around the World in 24 Hours, by Suma Din

Dear Readers: Author Suma Din provided the following information in order to introduce the readers of the Muslim Writers Club to her fascinating children’s book about time zones (what a cool idea!). Please show your support to Muslim writers by reading their books and telling others about the ones you like.


NAME OF BOOK:

One Day – Around the World in 24 Hours

AUTHOR NAME AND WEBSITE:

Suma Din

WHAT THE BOOK IS ABOUT:

When you’re eating breakfast at 8 am in the UK, what’s another child in Indonesia doing? Time zones are fascinating, and One Day follows fifteen different children from around the world through a 24 hour period. Not only will readers learn about their different lives and cultures, but they will also discover how time zones work, and what’s happening on one side of the world while the other sleeps.

This is a fantastic and accessible introduction to the concept of time and time zones for a younger audience. It also contains extra material exploring how time is measured and why.

WHY I WROTE IT:

Children live parallel lives that are vastly different in every way. But often the literature they read, the pictures they see, don’t depict that diversity. I chose the theme of  time zones (when my young son at the time was asking me questions about time) to impart this diversity.

In One Day, the 15 children, from 5 different time zones have a variety of cultures, languages, family situations and some have challenges too. Beneath the surface of the time theme, parents and educators can bring up endless conversations about their own children’s lives compared to those they meet in this book.

WHERE TO BUY IT:

Amazon.com

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Suma Din has written many children’s and adult’s titles and works closely with many KS2 teachers. She is a qualified teacher and mother of three.

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