The Proudest Blue: A Story of Hijab and Family

Author(s): Ibtihaj Muhammad; S.K. Ali

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A powerful, vibrantly illustrated 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.


Paired with Hatem Aly's beautiful, whimsical art, Olympic medalist Ibtihaj Muhammad and Morris Award finalist S.K. Ali bring readers an uplifting, universal story of new experiences, the unbreakable bond between siblings, and of being proud of who you are.

Lucy's Review:


Asiya's hijab is like the ocean and the sky, no line between them, saying hello with a loud wave.
Saying I'll always be here, like sisters.
Like me and Asiya.


Faizah's older sister is wearing her hijab to school for the first time - 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 finds new ways to be strong.

A stunning picture book from US fencing Olympic medallist Ibtihaj Muhammad. It is beautiful told and features illustrations which add depth and emotion to what is a universal story of siblings, strength and being proud of who you are.

An excellent teaching resource is available.

$19.00(NZD)

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Product Information

General Fields

  • : 9781783449729
  • : Andersen Press
  • : Andersen Press
  • : June 2020
  • : .5 Centimeters X 25.5 Centimeters X 25.3 Centimeters
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Ibtihaj Muhammad; S.K. Ali
  • : Paperback
  • : Hatem Aly
  • : English
  • : 40