The Proudest Blue: A Story of Hijab and Family Audible Audiobook – Unabridged
A powerful, vibrant story about the first day of school - and two sisters on one's first day of hijab - by Olympic medalist and social justice activist Ibtihaj Muhammad.
With her new backpack and light-up shoes, Faizah knows the first day of school is going to be special. It's the start of a brand new year and, best of all, it's her older sister Asiya's first day of hijab - a hijab of beautiful blue fabric, like the ocean waving to the sky. But not everyone sees hijab as beautiful, and in the face of hurtful, confusing words, Faizah will find new ways to be strong.
Olympic medalist Ibtihaj Muhammad and Morris Award finalist S.K. Ali bring listeners an uplifting, universal story of new experiences, the unbreakable bond between siblings, and of being proud of who you are.
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|Listening Length||7 minutes|
|Author||Ibtihaj Muhammad, S. K. Ali - contributor|
|Audible.ca Release Date||September 10 2019|
|Best Sellers Rank|| #100,821 in Audible Books & Originals (See Top 100 in Audible Books & Originals) |
#114 in Islamic Fiction for Children
#887 in Children's Books on Prejudice & Racism
#2,124 in Children's Books on New Experiences
Top reviews from Canada
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I have been patiently waiting for this book at our local library. And let me tell you, it was well worth the wait. This book is AMAZING. So many beautiful gems come through this picture book. Family, love, courage, strength, identity. I love every single page - each one uniquely carries a powerful message that beautifully comes through the text as well as the illustrations. It is evident that the execution of the story line is done with great effort and care. The protagonist is presented in such a realistic way as she expresses herself in her childish, playful manners while simultaneously navigating through the negativity of others. The love and bond between the sisters is a beautiful thing. The way Faizah experiences her sisters first day of hijab is incredible - she worries about her, she checks in with her to make sure she is okay, she thinks about her while in class, she is proud of her bravery and strength, she aspires to be just like her. Although, their mother is only shown on the first page of the book, her encouraging words and wisdom is remembered by Faizah as her guide during the ups and downs of her day. Not only does this book need to be in every Muslim home, school and masjid, it would be a wonderful addition to any classroom as well. This story sets a new high bar for all the hijab picture books out there.
Top reviews from other countries
I’m a retired teacher and a non Muslim.
Therefore that enough shows how great this is
Well done to the authors/artists