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Mommy's Khimar

Mommy's Khimar (Hardback)

By Thompkins-Bigelow, Jamilah
Illustrated by Glenn, Ebony

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A young Muslim girl puts on a head scarf and not only feels closer to her mother, she also imagines herself as a queen, the sun, a superhero, and more.

ISBN 9781534400597
Barcode 9781534400597
Published 19 April 2018 by Simon & Schuster
Format Hardback
Internationally sourced; ships 6-12 working days

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ISBN-13 9781534400597
ISBN-10 1534400591
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Simon & Schuster
Imprint Simon & Schuster
Publication Date 19 April 2018
International Publication Date 3 April 2018
Publication Country United States United States
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Thompkins-Bigelow, Jamilah
Illustrated by Glenn, Ebony
Category Picture Storybooks
Number of Pages 40
Dimensions Width: 279mm
Height: 216mm
Spine: 10mm
Weight 433g
Interest Age 5-8 years
Reading Age 5-8 years
Library of Congress Muslim girls - Pictorial works - Juvenile fiction, Scarves - Fiction, Mothers and daughters - Fiction, Imagination - Fiction, Muslims - Fiction
NBS Text Picture Books
ONIX Text Children/juvenile
Dewey Code 813.6
Catalogue Code 901994

Description of this Book

A young Muslim girl spends a busy day wrapped up in her mother's colorful headscarf in this sweet and fanciful picture book from debut author and illustrator Jamilah Tompkins-Bigelow and Ebony Glenn.A khimar is a flowing scarf that my mommy wears. Before she walks out the door each day, she wraps one around her head. A young girl plays dress up with her mother's headscarves, feeling her mother's love with every one she tries on. Charming and vibrant illustrations showcase the beauty of the diverse and welcoming community in this portrait of a young Muslim American girl's life.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review This affirming book will be a welcome mirror for Muslim and interfaith families, and a necessary counter to the Islamophobic discourse that fills the current airwaves. The illustrations are as lively and brightly colored as the khimars themselves, and smiling faces of friends and family members echo the warm message of the text. -- Booklist * February 1, 2018 *
UK Review Bertrams Star Rating: 2 stars (out of 5)

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Author's Bio

Jamilah Thompkins-Bigelow is a passionate educator, anti-racism activist, wife, and mother of two. She is a 2016 MuslimARC Muslim Anti-Racism-AMEL Fellow. She lives in Philadelphia with her family. Mommy's Khimar is her first picture book. Ebony Glenn is an illustrator and artist living on the quiet outskirts of Atlanta, Georgia. With an arts degree in drawing and painting from UNG, she aspires to bring stories to life with fanciful illustrations that are filled with whimsy and charm to provide rich literary experiences for readers.

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