Mommy's khimar / Jamilah Thompkins-Bigelow ; illustrated by Ebony Glenn.

By: Thompkins-Bigelow, Jamilah [author.]Contributor(s): Glenn, Ebony [illustrator.]Material type: TextTextEdition: First editionDescription: 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 23 x 29 cmContent type: text | still image Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9781534400597; 1534400591Subject(s): Scarves -- Juvenile fiction | Hijab (Islamic clothing) -- Juvenile fiction | Mothers and daughters -- Juvenile fiction | Imagination -- Juvenile fiction | Muslims -- Juvenile fiction | Clothing and dress -- Juvenile fiction | Scarves -- Fiction | Mothers and daughters -- Fiction | Imagination -- Fiction | Muslims -- Fiction | Clothing and dress -- Fiction | JUVENILE FICTION -- Girls & Women | JUVENILE FICTION -- Imagination & Play | JUVENILE FICTION -- Religious -- Muslim | Hijab (Islamic clothing) | Clothing and dress | Imagination | Mothers and daughters | Muslims | Scarves | Mother-daughter relationship -- Juvenile fiction | Imagination -- Juvenile fiction | Muslims -- Juvenile fiction | Mother-daughter relationship -- Fictoin | Imagination -- Fiction | Muslims -- FictionGenre/Form: Picture books for children. | Picture books. | Fiction. | Juvenile works. | Picture books. | Children's stories -- Pictorial works. | Picture books.Additional physical formats: Online version:: Mommy's khimar.DDC classification: 816/.3 LOC classification: PZ7.1.T4676 | Mom 2018Other classification: JUV030060 | JUV033270 | JUV051000 | JUV013060 | JUV014000 Awards: ALSC Notable Children's Book, 2019 | Chicago Public Library Best Picture Books, 2018 | Kirkus Prize Nominee for Young Readers' Literature, 2018 | Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People, 2019 | NPR Best Books, 2018 | School Library Journal's Best Books, 2018Summary: "A young Muslim girl puts on a head scarf and not only feels closer to her mother, she also imagines herself as a queen, the sun, a superhero, and more."--
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"A young Muslim girl puts on a head scarf and not only feels closer to her mother, she also imagines herself as a queen, the sun, a superhero, and more."--

ALSC Notable Children's Book, 2019

Chicago Public Library Best Picture Books, 2018

Kirkus Prize Nominee for Young Readers' Literature, 2018

Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People, 2019

NPR Best Books, 2018

School Library Journal's Best Books, 2018

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School Library Journal Review

PreS-K-A young child is enchanted by her mother's many colorful khimars. She uses them to play dress-up, imagining herself as a queen, a mama bird covering her baby brother in his nest, or a superhero in a cape. The girl can inhale her mother's scent and comfort herself even if her mother is not near. She is even allowed to wear one of the khimars to the mosque where she is lovingly admired by a crowd of older women ("'Assalamu alaikum, Little Sis!'"). Her non-Muslim grandmother also makes an appearance and readers are told, "She doesn't go to the mosque like Mommy and Daddy do. We are a family and we love each other just the same." The child-narrator speaks in simple, clear sentences describing a supportive and loving family and community. However, Glenn's soft-colored, flat illustrations miss an opportunity to add visual depth and texture to the book. They serve their purpose, but don't enrich it. VERDICT A sweet addition to picture book collections.-Miriam Lang Budin, Chappaqua Library, NY © Copyright 2018. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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Jamilah Thompkins-Bigelow is a Philadelphia-based educator and children's book author. Her works, which center young Black Muslim protagonists, have been recognized and critically praised by many trusted voices in literature, including American Library Association, School Library Journal , and NPR. Her books include Mommy's Khimar and Your Name is a Song , and she is a contributor to the Once Upon an Eid anthology.

Ebony Glenn is a children's book illustrator whose whimsical and expressive imagery can be found in Mommy's Khimar and Brave Ballerina: The Story of Janet Collins , among others. Passionate for the arts and great storytelling, she enjoys creating whimsical imagery for picture books to provide rich literary experiences for young readers. Ebony lives in the outskirts of Atlanta with her family.

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