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. In this sweet and fanciful picture book from debut author and illustrator Jamilah Tompkins-Bigelow and Ebony Glenn, charming and vibrant illustrations showcase the beauty of the diverse and welcoming community in this portrait of a young Muslim American girl's life.
"Rather than offer an exegesis of the khimar or a plea for acceptance and understanding, [Tompkins-Bigelow and Glenn] allow their heroine’s carefree confidence to speak for itself." — Publishers Weekly
"The star of this sunny picture book is a young girl who finds joy in wearing her mother’s khimar, imagining it transforms her into a queen, a star, a mama bird, a superhero. At the core of the story is the love between the girl and her mother.... The words are often lyrical, and the story artfully includes many cultural details that will delight readers who share the cheerful protagonist’s culture and enlighten readers who don’t. With a universal message of love and community, this book offers a beautiful representation of a too-often-overlooked cultural group." mdash; Kirkus Reviews
|Recommended Age||4 - 8|
|Publication Date||Apr 3, 2018|
|Publisher||Salaam Reads / Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers|