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Mommy's Khimar (2018)

by Jamilah Thompkins-Bigelow

Other authors: Ebony Glenn (Illustrator)

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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.
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The colors in this story are so beautiful and vibrant. Love! ( )
  bookbrig | Aug 5, 2020 |
4.5 stars

4.0 stars for the text--a very very sweet celebration of the khimar--and 5.0 stars for the absolutely gorgeous illustrations. The pictures are so bright and warm and colorful, I absolutely fell in love with Ebony Glenn's style. I can't wait to see what she does next. ( )
  the_lirazel | Apr 6, 2020 |
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From Salaam Reads, is a beautiful story of a girl describing something normal to her. Her mother's khimar is fascinating to her, not something to be self-conscious of or thought of as unusual. The illustrations are eye-catching, with bold and rich blues, yellows, and pastels that lighten the story with a freshness and joy. It portrays a little Muslim girl, and her African-American Muslim family, as one to be celebrated and representing a community that is rarely, if ever, shown (or at least portrayed in a positive and dynamic light). It exudes joy, love, and life.
I did not previously know many Muslim women call headscarves 'Khimar's' while westerners might know them only as Hijabs.
Books that make me learn, especially when I don't think about it, are the best. I love the depiction of how she sees her mother. ( )
  EMiMIB | Jun 16, 2019 |
A story about a young Muslim girl that puts on her headscarf and feels closer to her mother.

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  Tbames | Jun 11, 2019 |
A little girl imagines all the ways she can be inspired by her Mother's own Khimar, which commonly interchangeable with a hijab, only the khimar is more often associated with African American Muslims.

I loved watching the daughter shapeshift - falling into many different roles all underneath the veil of many colors found in her own Mother's khimar. ( )
  NDeBlieux | May 3, 2019 |
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A khimar is a flowing scarf that my mommy wears.
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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.

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A young Muslim girl spends a busy day wrapped up in her mother’s colorful headscarf in this fanciful picture book from debut author and illustrator Jamilah Thompkins-Bigelow and Ebony Glenn.
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