Mommy's Khimar

Jamilah Thompkins-Bigelow (Author) Ebony Glenn (Illustrator)
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Product Details

Price
$17.99  $16.55
Publisher
Salaam Reads / Simon & Schuster Books for You
Publish Date
April 03, 2018
Pages
40
Dimensions
11.1 X 0.4 X 8.6 inches | 0.9 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9781534400597

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About the Author

Jamilah Thompkins-Bigelow is a passionate educator, anti-racism activist, wife, and mother of two. She is a 2016 MuslimARC Muslim Anti-Racism-AMEL Fellow. She lives in Philadelphia with her family. Mommy's Khimar is her first picture book.

Ebony Glenn is an illustrator and artist living on the quiet outskirts of Atlanta, Georgia. With an arts degree in drawing and painting from UNG, she aspires to bring stories to life with fanciful illustrations that are filled with whimsy and charm to provide rich literary experiences for readers.

Reviews

* "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."--Kirkus Reviews - starred review "February 15, 2018 "
* "Debut author Thompkins-Bigelow's lyrical text and Glenn's lighthearted Disney-style pictures are similarly sunny. Rather than offer an exegesis of the khimar or a plea for acceptance and understanding, they allow their heroine's carefree confidence to speak for itself."--Publisher's Weekly - starred review "January 29, 2018 "
"This affirming book will be a welcome mirror for Muslim and interfaith families, and a necessary counter to the Islamophobic discourse that fills the current airwaves. The illustrations are as lively and brightly colored as the khimars themselves, and smiling faces of friends and family members echo the warm message of the text."--Booklist "February 1, 2018 "
* "The vibrancy and charm of Glenn's art is embracing, allowing readers of all cultures and faiths to appreciate the narrator's joy and celebrate with her. Readers of all backgrounds can easily identify with the imaginative, young narrator...The delightful prose and whimsical illustrations reflect a culture of diversity and acceptance while offering many entry points for discussion with young audiences. Warm and sweet, Mommy's Khimar is an uplifting and invigorating tale for any story time."--Shelf Awareness - STARRED review "April 20, 2018 "
"A sweet addition to picture book collections."--School Library Journal "May 2018 "