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The Proudest Blue

By Ibtihaj Muhammad
Illustrated by Hatem Aly

An important and uplifting family story of being proud of who you are from Olympic medallist Ibtihaj Muhammad.

AA NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER! 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.

  • Ibtihaj Muhammad is a fencer and was the first Muslim American woman in hijab to compete for the United States in the Olympic Games.
  • A powerful story with an anti-bullying message which will help children to feel proud of their own culture, or to better understand that of their classmates.
  • Beautifully explores the unbreakable bond between siblings, which will be relatable for readers of all ages.

About the 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 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.

About the illustrator

Hatem Aly is the illustrator of many books, including the Newbury Honor Book The Inquisitor's Tale. Hatem was born in Egypt, and currently lives in Canada with his wife, son and their many pets.

ISBN: 9781783449712
Imprint: Andersen Press
Distributor: Walker Australia-HEDS
Binding: Hardback
Release Date: February 1, 2020
Dimensions: 254 x 254mm, 40pp
Stock Status: Confirmed
Australian RRP: $24.99
New Zealand RRP: $26.99
Stock Level: In Stock

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