Today’s Perfect Picture Book Friday pick is UNDER MY HIJAB.
Written by: Hena Khan
Illustrated by: Aaliya Jaleel
Publisher: Lee & Low Books, February 5, 2019
Suitable for ages: 5-8
Themes/Topics: hijab fashion, modern Muslim women,
Brief Synopsis: UNDER MY HIJAB is w
Why I like this book: Hena Khan’s story is for anyone curious about modern Muslim women who choose to wear a hijab.
Most often women cover their hair, ears, and neck but to show just how individual that choice is, the cool artist aunt covers her hair and ears pinned with a handmade jewel. Illustrator
At the end of the book, the author shares the cultural and religious significance of wearing the headcover.
I read the ARC for this review. UNDER MY HIJAB would be a great addition to the home, school, and library.
- Resources: For more about Islam for kids, see the World Religions website.
- See examples of modern hijabs at this London fashion show.
- Watch this tutorial on youtube by a young girl on how to style different headscarves.
- Read this interview on the Lee & Low Book blog with author Hena Khan.
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