The Proudest Blue

The Proudest Blue

A Story of Hijab and Family

eBook - 2019
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Faizah relates how she feels on the first day her sister, sixth-grader Asiya, wears a hijab to school.
Publisher: 2019
ISBN: 9780316518994
Characteristics: 1 online resource
Additional Contributors: Ali, S. K.
Aly, Hatem
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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 star... Read More »

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JCLLizW Jul 09, 2020

A beautiful story about learning to let go of hateful words and be proud of your culture, enhanced by Hatem Aly's wonderful illustrations. This book is especially cool because one of the authors, Ibtihaj Muhammad, was the first Muslim American woman to wear hijab while competing in the Olympics.

May 26, 2020

What a beautiful book. The words and the pictures went directly to my heart.

IndyPL_JosephL Dec 07, 2019

Profoundly beautiful illustrations match this strong, empowering story of a young girl taking pride in her family traditions as her older sister wears her first hijab to school--one that is the color of blue between sea and sky. Out of love for her sister, she feels like she needs to defend her from the older bullies that mock her but learns from her sister to, instead, ignore other people's hate and ignorance and simply be proud of who you are.

PimaLib_TeneciaP Sep 13, 2019

Love, strength, family, faith, tradition. This book teaches not only about the hijab but these important lessons as well.

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