“The Proudest Blue” is a powerful and vibrantly illustrated story about the first day of school of kids and two sisters on one’s first day of hijab by Olympic medalist and social justice activist Ibtihaj Muhammad. Kids definitely get excited about going to school after a long holiday. Especially while starting the new academic year with all new books, shoes, box and many more. One of those is Faizah who knows that the first day of school is going to be special.
It’s the start of a new year and, best of all, it’s Faizah’s older sister Asiya’s first day of hijab. Hijab – is a beautiful cloth that Muslim women use to cover their heads and faces. Asiya’s Hijab is a soft blue colored fabric, like the ocean waving to the sky. In this, the two Muslim sisters celebrate pride in their faith by wearing hijab, and also about the cruel remarks that some people in society make, and how can someone overcome those remarks.
Suitable for: 6 – 9.
Author Name: Ibtihaj Muhammad.
Publication: Brown Books for Young Readers.
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