Under My Hijab

Under My Hijab

Grandma wears it clasped under her chin. Aunty pins hers up with a beautiful brooch. Jenna puts it under a sun hat when she hikes. Zara styles hers to match her outfit. As a young girl observes six very different women in her life who each wear the hijab in a unique way, she also dreams of the rich possibilities of her own future, and how she will express her own personali Grandma wears it clasped under her chin. Aunty pins hers up with a beautiful brooch. Jenna puts it under a sun hat when s...

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Title:Under My Hijab
Author:Hena Khan
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Genres:Childrens
ISBN:1620147920
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:32 pages pages

Under My Hijab Reviews

  • Rebecca
    Feb 15, 2019
    A rhyming picture book about the main character's observations of the friends and family in her life who wear the hijab (Muslim head scarf) in public, and how their hair looks when they aren't wearing it (in private or in the company of other girls). An note in the back, "About the Hij...
  • Lorie Barber
    Feb 01, 2019
    Loved it. Can?t wait to share with my kids - every year. ...
  • Jennifer Brown
    Mar 22, 2019
    I saw someone else read this book and decided to get it from the library. I liked that it showed the different women wearing the hijabs in public and in their homes. Good educating book for young children. ...
  • Kristin
    Feb 02, 2019
    This was a quiet read about the way some Muslim women choose to dress. There's also a helpful explanation in the back of the book about reasons for wearing a veil, which will no doubt be of great use to rude white people who need to know why. ...
  • Jill
    Apr 13, 2019
    An Author?s Note in this book tells us that Islam asks its followers to dress in a modest way. A hijab is the common name for the headscarf that Muslim women wear to cover their hair. Khan writes: ?They may choose to dress in the hijab to reflect their faith, to feel closer to G...
  • Deb (Readerbuzz) Nance
    Feb 11, 2019
    Under My Hijab is a celebration of a beautiful element of traditional Muslim culture. Hena Khan shares in gentle rhyme and Aaliya Jaleel vividly depicts with colorful illustrations all the ways girls and women use hijabs in their busy lives, in work and play, to express their beliefs a...
  • Arminzerella
    Feb 05, 2019
    A young Muslim girl talks about the way different female family members and friends (also Muslims) wear their hijabi (or head coverings/headscarves) - in public vs at home with family, and also the different styles and colors and fashion of hijab. Some Muslim women also choose not to w...
  • Amy!
    Mar 01, 2019
    Lovely. I really like that the author and illustrator captured the diversity of not just the world, but of hijab wearers. Every woman and girl depicted has a different skin tone or hair color or hair texture or style of hijab, plus the background characters are all different too, and i...
  • Keila Dawson
    Feb 05, 2019
    UNDER MY HIJAB is the story of a young girl who observes how, when, and where her female family members wear their individual headscarves. Hena Khan's story is for anyone curious about modern Muslim women who chose to wear a hijab. Most often women cover their hair, ears, and neck but ...
  • Ms. Yingling
    Dec 28, 2018
    E ARC from Edelweiss Plus In this picture book, young girl describes how six women who are close to her wear their hijab in public and also how they dress when they are at home. From her grandmother, a baker, to her aunt and cousin, to a scout troop leader, the girl tells about a va...
  • Lynn
    Mar 08, 2019
    This is a wonderful book about girls who wear hijabs. They can wear their hijabs in many locations such as school, home, hiking, during sports, and during many activities. Hijabs is a way to dress modestly for many Muslim women and it isn't bad or inconvenient. It's normal and can look...
  • Jana
    Mar 01, 2019
    This awesome picture book makes a great mirror book for young readers of the Muslim faith that want to recognize themselves and their families in stories. And it also makes a great window book to help young non-Muslim readers understand the traditional head-covering worn by many women ...
  • Alex (not a dude) Baugh
    Mar 09, 2019
    Little girls love to look up to and try to emulate their mothers and other women they admire, often wearing their jewelry, scarves and/or shoes, or carrying their purses. And why not? These are the women who love them and care for them, and who try to make the world a safe place for th...
  • Sam
    Feb 21, 2019
    This is the story of a girl talking about all the amazing women in her life (mother, aunt, cousin, sister, etc.). We meet them all in a public space working or playing and wearing hijab and then we get a glimpse of them at home without it. It's uplifting and a lovely celebration of thi...
  • Michele Knott
    Jan 31, 2019
    More books like this, please. ...
  • KC
    Feb 24, 2019
    Another wonderful cultural book. ...
  • Andrew
    Oct 07, 2018
    A sweet and bright book that shares all the fun and different ways girls and women can choose to wear their hijabs; there are many different colors and styles to wrap up in! These lively, warm illustrations are accompanied by quick, rhyming poems about the narrator's family and friends...
  • Kimberly Wright Oelkers
    Mar 08, 2019
    I try to educate myself through the books I read. I love it that Muslim women can feel comfortable wearing traditional clothing they want to wear. I would love to share this book with children and their parents. Adults don't have a tendency to see a person's face, just the Hijab. Kids,...
  • Stephanie Bange
    Mar 09, 2019
    This is exactly the kind of book we need to get into the hands of youngsters to offer a mirror to young children of the Muslim faith and an open window for others into what life is like to grow up in this faith. My daughters and I would have learned so much from this book when a Muslim...
  • Annie
    Oct 17, 2018
    What a wonderful picture book! The young girl who narrates sees a range of different women in her life wearing the hijab, women of different races in different professions, and of different ages. The rhyme scheme was charming, the art was beautiful, and the story did a great job of...
  • Maggie Mattmiller
    Feb 19, 2019
    Important book in a classroom library! Love that this book shows that Muslim women do everything any woman might do. It also shows that under the hijab is hair that looks like many other colors and styles women have. Sometimes fear is just from not knowing, so this book allows kids who...
  • Melanie
    Apr 18, 2019
    Reading this book to my son and having a discussion gave me the courage to do something. Last night I was at Chipotle ordering dinner to go. I hesitated a moment and then asked the young girl taking my order if she was wearing was a hijab. She looked at me wearily and replied, "Yes, it...
  • Ayah
    Mar 31, 2019
    I received a review copy in exchange for an honest review. Under My Hijab feels like a breath of fresh air with everything that has gone around in the world lately. It celebrates the diversity within the Hijab community through the eyes of a Muslim child. The girl observes her famil...
  • Mmmhhmm
    Feb 07, 2019
    Beautiful book with beautiful drawings. I'm glad to see hijabs spoke in a positive light. ...
  • Christina Carter
    Apr 14, 2019
    Under My Hijab by Hena Khan is a sweet and endearing book that introduces readers to hijabs. It exudes a strength and beauty that can be seen and felt in the text and illustrations alike. Hena is quoted to have said that she wrote this book "to celebrate the strength and dignity of the...
  • Baby Bookworm
    Apr 02, 2019
    This review was originally written for The Baby Bookworm. Visit us for new picture books reviews daily! Hello, friends! Our book today is Under My Hijab, written by Hena Khan and illustrated by Aaliya Jaleel, an awesome look at hijab and the women who wear it. A young girl co...
  • Maleeha Siddiqui
    Jan 27, 2019
    I wish a picture book like this existed when I was growing up! As a Muslim woman who wears hijab, this is so appreciated. I can't wait to read it with my daughter over and over. The illustrations are gorgeous, too. I hope we get more books like Under My Hijab. ...
  • Kris Dersch
    Mar 20, 2019
    So sweet and lovely that I forgave it for being a dreaded rhyming picture book, and the rhymes were not bad at all. I love how each woman was portrayed as being her whole unique self, both while out in the world wearing her hijab and at home without it. Great way to share this culture ...
  • Jessica (Spooky KidLit & We Who Walk Here, Walk Alone)
    Feb 26, 2019
    Celebrating diversity and self-expression, Under My Hijab is a beautiful exploration of the different ways that Muslim women and girls choose to wear (or not to wear) the hijab as an expression of their faith. Told in rhyming couplets, a young girl watches her family and friends as...
  • Tammy
    Feb 28, 2019
    I can't say enough about this book! Readers get an intimate look at different at the women in the main character's life and see how they wear their hijab to bring out their unique personality and how they style their hair when they are at home. This is such a beautiful book that celebr...