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.
I received a review copy in exchange for an honest review.
Under My Hijab feels like a breath of fresh air with everything that has gone around in the world lately. It celebrates the diversity within the Hijab community through the eyes of a Muslim child. The girl observes her family members who wear the hijab: how they wear it, how they style their hair when they are not wearing it, and what their interests are. The illustrations are stunning and the writing’s rhyme scheme is gorgeous. We really do need more books like this one.
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Till next time,
Have read Under My Hijab? Hena Khan is also the author of Amina’s Voice, so perhaps some of you are familiar with her name.