The Proudest Blue
A Story of Hijab and FamilyBook - 2019
A powerful, vibrantly illustrated story about the first day of school--and two sisters on one's first day of hijab--by Olympic medalist and social justice activist Ibtihaj Muhammad.
With her new backpack and light-up shoes, Faizah knows the first day of school is going to be special. It's the start of a brand new year and, best of all, it's her older sister Asiya's first day of hijab--a hijab of beautiful blue fabric, like the ocean waving to the sky. But not everyone sees hijab as beautiful, and in the face of hurtful, confusing words, Faizah will find new ways to be strong.
Paired with Hatem Aly's beautiful, whimsical art, Olympic medalist Ibtihaj Muhammad and Morris Award finalist S.K. Ali bring readers an uplifting, universal story of new experiences, the unbreakable bond between siblings, and of being proud of who you are.
From Library Staff
Whether they wear a hijab or not, children will be interested by this story by Ibtihaj Muhammad, an Olympic sabre fencer and the first Muslim American woman to wear a hijab while competing for the United States in the Olympics. The story follows two girls on their first day at a new school and wh... Read More »