The Proudest Blue: A Story of Hijab and Family (Hardback)

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'A ground-breaking picture book about religion, sisterhood and identity' Waterstones Best Picture Books of 2020

Asiya's hijab is like the ocean and the sky, with no line between them, saying hello with a loud wave. It's Faizah's first day of school, and her older sister Asiya's first day of hijab - made of beautiful blue fabric. But not everyone sees hijab as beautiful. In the face of hurtful, confusing words, will Faizah find new ways to be strong?

This is an uplifting, universal story of new experiences, the unbreakable bond shared by siblings and being proud of who you are, from Olympic medallist Ibtihaj Muhammad.

'Stark, spiky silhouettes suggest the impact of casual unkindness, while strong, simple poetic language evokes Asiya's calm determination to ignore intolerance' GUARDIAN

'Beautifully done; a celebration of the sibling bond and a powerful story of resilience and being proud of who you are.' BOOKSELLER

Recommended Age: 2+ 

About the Author

 Ibtihaj Muhammad is a fencer and the first Muslim American woman in hijab to compete and win a medal for the United States in the Olympic Games. An activist, speaker and entrepreneur, Ibtihaj has written a memoir, Proud, and inspired the first hijabi Barbie in her likeness. Her first picture book, The Proudest Blue, was an instant New York Times bestseller. S. K. Ali (Author) S. K. Ali is the award-winning author of Saints and Misfits and Love from A to Z and the coeditor of an upcoming Eid anthology. She and her sister visited hijab shops every year before the first day of school to choose their proudest colours. Hatem Aly (Illustrator)  is the illustrator of many books, including the Newbery Honor Book The Inquisitor's Tale. Hatem was born in Egypt, and currently lives in Canada with his wife, son and their many pets.

Author: Ibtihaj Muhammad, S. K. Ali
Illustrations: Hatem Aly 
Format: Hardback
Pages: 40
Publication Date: 2020
ISBN: 9781783449729
Dimensions: 25 cm x 25 cm

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