The Proudest Blue

The Proudest Blue

A Story of Hijab and Family

Book - 2019 | First edition
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Faizah relates how she feels on the first day her sister, sixth-grader Asiya, wears a hijab to school.
Publisher: New York, New York : Little, Brown and Company, [2019]
Edition: First edition
Copyright Date: ©2019
ISBN: 9780316519007
0316519006
Branch Call Number: E MUHAMMA
Characteristics: 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 27 cm

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Ibtihaj Muhammad, an Olympic saber fencer, tells the story of Faizah, a young Muslim girl and her older sister, Asiya, on the first day of school in this coming-of-age tale. Faizah’s excitement as her sister begins wearing hijab is reflected with beautiful illustrations. Faizah also learns how to... Read More »

A gorgeous picture book about sisterhood and showing pride in one's faith. A girl's older sister has finally reached the age where she can wear hijab, and she wears the beautiful blue veil with grace, even when others question it.


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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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