Literature

Literature

The Proudest Blue

By Ibtihaj Muhammad and S.K. Ali
Illustrated by Hatem Aly
Published by Andersen Press

Paperback

Price £7.99
9781783449729
Publisher Andersen Press

Faizah is proud of her older sister Asiya who is wearing her hijab to school for the first time and looks forward to the day when she will do the same. Asiya has chosen a blue hijab that is ‘like the sky on a sunny day’ and ‘like the ocean waving to the sky’, words and pictures complementing each other and reflecting positive images. Both sisters gain strength from their Muslim faith, symbolised for them by the hijab, and from each other, and this helps them to cope with prejudice and hurtful words.

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