Under My Hijab

Under My Hijab

Book - 2019 | First edition
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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.
Publisher: New York, NY : Lee & Low Books Inc., [2019]
Edition: First edition
Copyright Date: ©2019
ISBN: 9781620147924
Branch Call Number: E KHAN
Characteristics: 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 21 x 27 cm
Additional Contributors: Jaleel, Aaliya


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RandomLibrarian Mar 09, 2020

This brightly illustrated book is visually appealing and the rhyming cadence of the story is fun. The little girl narrates her experience with her hijabi female family members out in public and at home. Her grandmother, mother, aunt, sister, and cousin all wear different styles of hijab and do different things, showing that Muslim women who cover are not restricted in their activities. Very cute story!

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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