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“…a lovely blend of emotional lyricism and closely observed everyday life.”
—Publishers Weekly  (Starred Review)

The Proudest Blue

Written by Ibtihaj Muhammad and S.K. Ali
Illustrated by Hatem Aly
Published by Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

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.

Primary ISBN: 9780316519007
Available As: Hardcover, Audiobook, eBook
Picture Book, Age 04 or older

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Setting: United States

Character’s New Arrival/New American Status: Unknown Arrival

Book Creator(s) Connection to the Community Represented: Own Voices/Lived Experience

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