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Proudest Blue: A Story of Hijab and Family Hardcover – Picture Book, 10 September 2019

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  • Publisher : Little, Brown Books for Young Readers (10 September 2019)
  • Language : English
  • Hardcover : 40 pages
  • ISBN-10 : 0316519006
  • ISBN-13 : 978-0316519007
  • Reading age : 4 - 8 years
  • Dimensions : 26.54 x 1.52 x 26.54 cm
  • Customer Reviews:
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Praise for The Proudest Blue:

Inspiring... The lovely, playful illustrations by Aly capture the spirit of imagination and sisterly solidarity in the face of bullying.--New York Times Book Review

* A lovely blend of emotional lyricism and closely observed everyday life.--Publishers Weekly, starred review

* Aly's ink-wash-and-pencil illustrations settle and soar along with the language.... This story, as both window and mirror, inevitably educates, but more important, it encourages pride in and respect for hijab through a tale of two sisters, their bond strengthened by faith.--Booklist, starred review

* Memorable and inspiring... Triumphant and true.--Kirkus Reviews, starred review

* This excellent story about identity, visibility, and confidence, touches on rites of passage, bonds between sisters, and bullying and is unapologetic in tackling misconceptions and demanding equality.--School Library Journal, starred review

Hatem Aly's ink-wash and watercolour illustrations perfectly complement the lyricism of Muhammed and Ali's moving text.--The Globe and Mail

About the Author

Ibtihaj Muhammad is a fencer and the first Muslim American woman in hijab to compete for the United States in the Olympic Games. She is also the first female Muslim American to medal at the Olympic Games, winning bronze in the women's saber team event. An activist, speaker, and entrepreneur, Ibtihaj has written a memoir, Proud, and inspired the first hijabi Barbie in her likeness. She invites you to visit her online at ibtihajmuhammad.com.

S. K. Ali is the award-winning author of Saints and Misfits and Love from A to Z and the coeditor of an upcoming Eid anthology. Like Faizah and Asiya, she and her sister visited hijab shops every year before the first day of school to choose their proudest colors.

Hatem Aly is an Egyptian-born illustrator whose work has been featured on television and in multiple publications worldwide. Among other books, he illustrated Newbery Honor winning novel The Inquisitor's Tale by Adam Gidwitz. He currently lives in New Brunswick, Canada, with his wife, son, and more pets than people.

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