The Proudest Blue: A Story of Hijab and Family
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This sensitive representation of family relationships that provide a loving coat of armor against the world’s difficulties is memorable and inspiring. As 2019 comes to an end, we reflect on all of the wonderful projects that have published over the last twelve months. A celebration of religious freedom, there is no reason to be ashamed of your faith in this first day of school stories about sisters, Asiya and Faizah.
When students make unkind comments about Asiya's hijab, Faizah is shocked to see her turn away from the bullies and drop their hurtful words. Again, nice sentiments and art, like fellow nominee Sulwe that I just read, but I really feel odd about any religion that tells people how to dress in their daily life (and I'm looking at you Mormon underwear, Amish hats, Roman Catholic school uniforms, Jewish yarmulkes, etc.Faizah sees her sister as a princess wearing her beautiful blue hijab, but not everyone at school sees it this way.
The color blue is symbolic of Asiya’s pride— “a hijab of beautiful blue fabric, like the ocean waving to the sky. Join our community to get personalised book suggestions, extracts straight to your inbox, 10% off RRPs, and to change children’s lives.
From early sketches to final artwork, how did you approach style to empower each character and bring this story to life? I didn't realize before reading this that the author was an Olympic medalist, so that's pretty neat. Welcome to our engaging collection of The Proudest Blue activities, created in collaboration with Lit in Colour.
Mahasin: That is not an uncommon pronunciation of the name, especially in African-American communities.This Oral History Project from Learning to Give can inspire you to learn more about someone in your life. With her new backpack and light-up shoes, Faizah knows the first day of school is going to be special.