Under My Hijab

Under My Hijab

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This lovely book from the author of Golden Domes and Silver Lanterns invites readers to understand and appreciate the hijab and the Muslim women who decide to wear it.

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As a young girl observes that each of six women in her life wears her hijab and hair in a different way, she considers how to express her own style one day.

Grandma's hijab clasps under her chin. Auntie pins hers up with a whimsical brooch. Jenna puts a sun hat over hers when she hikes. Iman wears a sports hijab for tae kwon do. As a young girl observes the women in her life and how each covers her hair a different way, she dreams of the possibilities in her own future and how she might express her personality through her hijab.

With cheerful rhyming text by acclaimed author Hena Khan, and charming illustrations from talented newcomer Aaliya Jaleel, Under My Hijab provides a friendly introduction to hijabs for all readers, and celebrates the many Muslim women and girls who choose to wear them.

Publisher: Lee & Low Books, 2019
Edition: ON ORDER
ISBN: 9781620147924
Branch Call Number: ON ORDER


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Jul 14, 2019

This book will answer questions that Muslim women need to deal with, unfortunately more often than they want to
1. Do you sleep/shower with your hijab on?
2. Do you have to wear that all the time?
3. Can you have fun with that thing on your head?
Sometimes if they are really unlucky, they will get question like this
4. Do you even have hair?

Kirsten_Library Jun 13, 2019

This is one of my favourite picture books of the year. It really de-mystifies the hijab for those who are not familiar with it. At the same time it is a story which shows many powerful Muslim women in a variety of jobs. Whereas society can look at the hijab and see hijab wearing women as all the same, this book breaks that myth. Wonderful explanatory note at the end.

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