The Proudest Blue

The Proudest Blue

A Story of Hijab and Family

Book - 2019
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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 ; Boston : Little, Brown and Company, 2019.
Edition: First edition.
Copyright Date: ©2019
ISBN: 9780316519007
Branch Call Number: E Muh
Characteristics: 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 27 cm


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JCLAnneG Feb 18, 2021

This is a thoughtful story about a young girl looking up to her older sister and seeing how she deals with bullies for starting to wear her hijab to school. The artwork is inspiring, and I love seeing how Faizah looks to her family to understand how to deal with bullies, and how Faizah supports Asiya through the process. I wanted to cheer for them both when they are holding hands at the end.

JCLLizW Jul 09, 2020

A beautiful story about learning to let go of hateful words and be proud of your culture, enhanced by Hatem Aly's wonderful illustrations. This book is especially cool because one of the authors, Ibtihaj Muhammad, was the first Muslim American woman to wear hijab while competing in the Olympics.

May 26, 2020

What a beautiful book. The words and the pictures went directly to my heart.

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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