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 personality through her hijab. Written in sprightly rhyme and illustrated by a talented newcomer, Under My Hijab honors the diverse lives of contemporary Muslim women and girls, their love for each other, and their pride in their culture and faith.

Title:Under My Hijab
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9781620147924
Format Type:

    Under My Hijab Reviews

  • Melanie

    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 m...

  • Michele Knott

    More books like this, please. ...

  • Deb (Readerbuzz) Nance

    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 ...

  • Debbie

    Another wonderfully written book by Hena Khan with charming illustrations respectfully showing Muslim women wearing hijabs in public using different styles, as well as "letting their hair down" in pri...

  • Fafa's Book Corner

    Reading Challenge: Book 3 for the #Pondathon...

  • S

    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 ge...

  • Ayah

    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 t...

  • Ms. B

    Did you know Muslim women do not wear their hijabs at home? Did you know there's more than one way to wear one? I enjoyed this story that shows and teaches us about the many ways and places Muslim wom...

  • Jessica (Spooky KidLit & We Who Walk Here, Walk Alone)

    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 the...

  • Keila Dawson

    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 w...