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The proudest blue : a story of hijab and family

by Muhammad, Ibtihaj, 1985-

Format: Print Book 2019
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Summary
THE INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER!
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.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "The first day of school is also the first day of hijab for little Faizah's sixth-grade sister, Asiya, who selects a beautiful shade of blue to wear. Faizah sees her sister as a princess, but not everyone shares her perspective. What's that on your sister's head? asks a classmate. At recess, someone shouts, I'm going to pull that tablecloth off your head! These moments teach Faizah to represent her culture with confidence: her whispered answers grow louder; she and her sister walk away from the bully. Muhammad and Ali's poetic prose has a reminiscent quality, with short sentences setting a thoughtful rhythm ( Mama holds out the pink. Mama loves pink. But Asiya shakes her head. I know why. Behind the counter is the brightest blue ) that allows the flourishes to shine ( The color of the ocean, if you squint your eyes and pretend there's no line between the water and the sky ). Aly's ink-wash-and-pencil illustrations settle and soar along with the language, swapping seamlessly between the concrete setting and metaphoric reflections on Asiya's hijab, the scarf's blue tail flowing out into curls of ocean or sky. This story, as both window and mirror, inevitably educates, but more important, it encourages pride in and respect for hijab through a tale of two sisters, their bond strengthened by faith.--Ronny Khuri Copyright 2010 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Publisher's Weekly Review: "It's the first day of school, and Faizah's older sister Asiya, a sixth grader, has started wearing hijab in a brilliant, proud shade of blue. It's "like the sky on a sunny day... special and regular" and reminds Faizah of "the ocean waving to the sky... always there, strong and friendly." When a playground bully, portrayed by Aly (the Unicorn Rescue Society series) as a smudgy silhouette, taunts Asiya ("I'm going to pull that tablecloth off your head!"), Faizah fumes, glaring at the child and looking for "whispers, laughs, and shouts." But when she sees how Asiya and her diverse friends, who share an easygoing confidence, dismiss the bully and get on with their fun, her sense of what's "regular" is both restored and expanded. Hijabi U.S. Olympian Muhammad and YA author Ali (Love from A to Z) have created a lovely blend of emotional lyricism and closely observed everyday life. And Aly's digitally enhanced ink and pencil scenes alternate between dreamy meditations of strength and empowerment, and snapshots of two sisters who are very much in the world--and mean the world to each other. Ages 4--8. Authors' agents: Greg Ferguson, Full Fathom Five (for Muhammad) and John Cusick, Folio Jr. (for Ali). Illustrator's agent: Robbin Brosterman, the Bright Agency. (Oct.)"
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Additional Information
Subjects Hijab (Islamic clothing) -- Juvenile fiction.
Sisters -- Juvenile fiction.
First day of school -- Juvenile fiction.
Schools -- Juvenile fiction.
Muslims -- Juvenile fiction.
Islam -- Customs and practices -- Juvenile fiction.
Clothing and dress -- Fiction.
Sisters -- Fiction.
First day of school -- Fiction.
Schools -- Fiction.
Muslims -- Fiction.
Publisher New York :2019
Contributors Ali, S. K., author.
Aly, Hatem, illustrator.
Language English
Description 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 27 cm
ISBN 9780316519007
0316519006
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