By Hena Khan, Illustrated by Aaliya Jaleel, Lee & Low Books, Hardcover, 32 pages
Written in sprightly rhyme and illustrated by a talented newcomer, Under My Hijab honours the diverse lives of contemporary Muslim women and girls, their love for each other, and their pride in their culture and faith
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.
This lovely book from the author of Golden Domes and Silver Lanterns invites readers to understand and appreciate the hijab and the Muslim women who decide to wear it.
About the author:
Hena Khan is a Pakistani American writer. She is the author of the middle-grade novels Amina's Voice, Amina's Song, and More to the Story and picture books Golden Domes and Silver Lanterns, Under My Hijab, and It's Ramadan, Curious George, among others.
Aaliya Jaleel is a Sri-Lankan American illustrator who loves illustrating bright, pastel colour palettes and floral themes. Some of her past works include the books Under My Hijab and Muslim Girls Rise. She has also worked on projects with Simon & Schuster, HarperCollins, and Penguin Random House. Alongside being an illustrator, Aaliya also works as a designer for animation.
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