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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.
A window into the world of a Muslim-American girl and the diverse women in her family and community. . . . Informative and genuine, the book offers much to learn about the settings and situations of hijab. --Kirkus Reviews
The narrator, a Muslim girl, has many impressive women in her life. 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. [T]heir matter-of-fact approach accomplishes what it sets out to do: celebrate the diversity and autonomy of contemporary Muslim women. --Publishers Weekly
This book is a generous invitation by both author and illustrator to young Muslim girls to witness a variety of ways and reasons women wear hijabs. . . . 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. --Booklist
About the Author
HENA KHAN is the author of multiple children's books, many of which focus on contemporary Muslim life, including
Golden Domes and Silver Lanterns;
It's Ramadan, Curious George; and
Amina's Voice, which was named to multiple best-of-the-year lists. Born and raised in Maryland, she now lives near Washington, DC, with her family.
AALIYA JALEEL is a student at the University of Texas-Dallas, where she studies animation and enjoys trying new dessert places with her friends. Under My Hijab is her first picture book. She lives near Dallas.