The Proudest Blue: A Story of Hijab and Family

Written by Ibtihaj Muhammad & S.K. Ali and Illustrated by Hatem Aly

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.

Age Range 4 - 8 years
Copyright Year
Page Count
Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Grade Level Pre-K - 3rd
Lexile 500