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The Proudest Blue

Written by Ibtihaj Muhammad, S. K. Ali

Illustrated by Hatem Aly

The Proudest Blue Synopsis

A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER AND AN AMAZON BEST BOOK OF 2019! 'A ground-breaking picture book about religion, sisterhood and identity' Waterstones Best Picture Books of 2020 Asiya's hijab is like the ocean and the sky, no line between them, saying hello with a loud wave. It's Faizah's first day of school, and her older sister Asiya's first day of hijab - made of a beautiful blue fabric. But not everyone sees hijab as beautiful. In the face of hurtful, confusing words, will Faizah find new ways to be strong? This is an uplifting, universal story of new experiences, the unbreakable bond shared by siblings and of being proud of who you are, from Olympic medallist Ibtihaj Muhammad. 'Stark, spiky silhouettes suggest the impact of casual unkindness, while strong, simple poetic language evokes Asiya's calm determination to ignore intolerance' GUARDIAN 'Beautifully done; a celebration of the sibling bond and a powerful story of resilience and being proud of who you are.' BOOKSELLER

The Proudest Blue Press Reviews

Stark, spiky silhouettes suggest the impact of casual unkindness, while strong, simple poetic language evokes Asiya's calm determination to ignore intolerance. * Guardian * A ground-breaking picture book about religion, sisterhood and identity * Waterstones * [A] beautiful and powerful story about the bond shared between siblings and being proud of yourself and your beliefs. * BookTrust * The vivid colour and expressive illustration are just as powerful as words in conveying the passionate message of how to be proud of one's culture, individuality, and religion and how to stay strong protected by the armour of family love... [A]n excellent book about identity and self-confidence for young readers who can see themselves in Asiya or know someone like her and essential for Empathy collections. -- Joy Court * LoveReading4Kids * Beautifully done; a celebration of the sibling bond and a powerful story of resilience. -- Fiona Noble * The Bookseller *

Book Information

ISBN: 9781783449729
Publication date: 7th May 2020
Author: Ibtihaj Muhammad, S. K. Ali
Illustrator: Hatem Aly
Publisher: Andersen Press Ltd
Format: Paperback / softback
Pagination: 40 pages

About Ibtihaj Muhammad, S. K. Ali

Ibtihaj Muhammad (Author) Ibtihaj Muhammad is a fencer and the first Muslim American woman in hijab to compete and to win a medal for the United States in the Olympic Games. An activist, speaker and entrepreneur, Ibtihaj has written a memoir, Proud, and inspired the first hijabi Barbie in her likeness. S. K. Ali (Author) 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. She and her sister visited hijab shops every year before the first day of school to choose their proudest colours. ...

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