Asiya chooses a beautiful ocean blue hijab to wear for the first day at school and her sister, Faizah, is so excited for her! When they’re faced with confusing and hateful words, they remember their mother’s advice that knowing who they are is all that matters. Ibtihaj Muhammad, the first Muslim American woman to earn a medal in the Olympic Games, brings this wonderful story to life. Recommended By Kim T., Powells.com
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THE INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER
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.