Under my hijab

by Khan, Hena,

Format: Book on MP3 Disc 2021
Availability: Available at 2 Libraries 2 of 2 copies
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Grandma wears it clasped under her chin. Aunty pins hers up with a beautiful brooch. Jenna puts it under a sun hat when she hikes. Zara styles hers to match her outfit. As a young girl observes six very different women in her life who each wear the hijab in a unique way, she also dreams of the rich possibilities of her own future, and how she will express her own personality through her hijab. Written in sprightly rhyme and illustrated by a talented newcomer, Under My Hijab honors the diverse lives of contemporary Muslim women and girls, their love for each other, and their pride in their culture and faith.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "A young girl watches the women in her life, paying close attention to how they wear their hijabs. Grandma carefully tucks in the ends of hers, like the pastry on the pies she bakes. Auntie, who is an artist, winds her silky hijab high on her head and pins it with a jewel. Iman's more sporty covering stays put while she competes for her martial-arts black belt. This book is a generous invitation by both author and illustrator to young Muslim girls to witness the variety of ways and reasons women wear hijabs. It is necessarily unsubtle, for it also considers the gaze of the outsider who may wonder and have questions. The women and girls the protagonist admires vary in profession, age, and race. They go about their lives with confidence and pride, choosing to style their hijabs according to circumstance or whimsy. An author's note explains when and why some Muslim women choose to cover, or not. Cheerful, colorful images complement the affirming tone and message of this timely book.--Amina Chaudhri Copyright 2018 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Publisher's Weekly Review: "The narrator, a Muslim girl, has many impressive women in her life: her grandmother is a baker, her mother is a doctor, her cousin Iman excels at karate. In public, each of these women wears a hijab in a style that's as individual as they are; at home or with other women or girls, they uncover their heads, and their chosen hairstyles are equally expressive. When the girl's aunt, an artist, works in her public studio, "her silky hijab towers up high,/ pinned with a handmade jewel." But when Auntie is in her own home with the narrator, she shows off an edgy haircut and pink and purple dye. Simple rhyming text by Khan (Amina's Voice) is a bit on the nose ("Jenna's our fearless troop leader./ She makes us the gooiest s'mores!/ Her hijab is topped with a sun hat/ whenever we hike outdoors"), and debuting illustrator Jaleel matches this straightforward approach with lifelike tableaus. But their matter-of-fact approach accomplishes what it sets out to do: celebrate the diversity and autonomy of contemporary Muslim women. Ages 4-8. Author's agent: Matthew Elblonk, DeFiore & Co. (Feb.) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."
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Additional Information
Subjects Hijab (Islamic clothing) -- Juvenile fiction.
Clothing and dress -- Juvenile fiction.
Individuality -- Juvenile fiction.
Muslims -- Juvenile fiction.
Hijab (Islamic clothing) -- Fiction.
Clothing and dress -- Fiction.
Individuality -- Fiction.
Muslims -- Fiction.
Stories in rhyme.
Children's audiobooks.
Preloaded audio players.
Publisher [Fairfax, Virginia] :[Library Ideas, LLC],2021
Contributors Jaleel, Aaliya, illustrator.
Delawari, Ariana, 1980- narrator.
Library Ideas, LLC, publisher.
Participants/Performers Read by Ariana Delawari.
Audience Ages: 4-8; grade level: P-3; lexile level: AD470L; ATOS level: 3.1.
Language English
Notes "VOX books, books that talk!"--Cover.
Title from title page.
Duration: 7 min., 21 sec.
Print book originally published: New York : Lee & Low Books Inc., ©2019.
Audio media player, permanently affixed to inside front cover of book, includes built-in speaker, earphone jack, and rechargeable battery.
Battery can be charged using common 5V (Android) chargers.
System Details Issued on VOX, a dedicated audio media player.
Description 1 audio-enabled book (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 21 x 27 cm
ISBN 9781954635302
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