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

By: Thompkins-Bigelow, Jamilah [author.].
Contributor(s): Glenn, Ebony [illustrator.].
Material type: TextTextEdition: First edition.Description: 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 23 x 29 cm.Content type: text | still image Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9781534400597; 1534400591.Subject(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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CML Easy Fiction University of Texas At Tyler
CML Easy Fiction Area
T467kh (Browse shelf) Available 0000002246163

"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.

Author notes provided by Syndetics

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.<br> <br> 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.

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