The Book That Made Me: David Almond 20/03/19
Going to Mecca
Publisher: Frances Lincoln
The Hajj, or pilgrimage to Mecca, is one of the five pillars of Islam which form the foundation of the Muslim faith and every Muslim is required to perform Hajj at least once in their lifetime if they are able to do so.
This evocative and accessible picture book invites youngsters to journey to Mecca and experience the joys, hardships and rituals of the Hajj with a Muslim family travelling from the West.
Lyrical, poetic text and bold mixed-media illustrations combine to capture the ethos and excitement of this important religious practice and how its rituals are related to the stories of the Prophet Ibrahim and his family.