Our Favorite Day of the Year by A.E. Ali, Read by Almarie Guerra
A Sweet and Reassuring Listen for Children
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Host Jo Reed and AudioFile’s Emily Connelly discuss A.E. Ali’s sweet and comforting picture book, Our Favorite Day of the Year, which Almarie Guerra narrates with a warm voice, perfect for young listeners. On Musa’s first day of kindergarten, his welcoming teacher, Ms. Gupta, promises the class that they will all become friends. Sweet-voiced Musa is worried, but Ms. Gupta provides a fun topic for the class—what is everyone’s favorite day of the year? Musa is surprised and delighted to find that the other children all have their own favorite days, and each enjoys getting a turn in the spotlight sharing their favorites, including Edi al-Fitr, Rosh Hashanah, Las Posadas, and Pi Day. It makes for a comforting listen for children, especially in this tumultuous school year. Read the full review of the audiobook on AudioFile’s website.
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