Ibtihaj Muhammad (Author) Ibtihaj Muhammad is a fencer and the first Muslim American woman in hijab to compete and to win a medal for the United States in the Olympic Games. An activist, speaker and entrepreneur, Ibtihaj has written a memoir, Proud, and inspired the first hijabi Barbie in her likeness. S. K. Ali (Author) S. K. Ali is the award-winning author of Saints and Misfits and Love from A to Z and the coeditor of an upcoming Eid anthology. She and her sister visited hijab shops every year before the first day of school to choose their proudest colours. Hatem Aly (Illustrator) Hatem Aly is the illustrator of many books, including the Newbery Honor Book The Inquisitor's Tale. Hatem was born in Egypt, and currently lives in Canada with his wife, son and their many pets.
"Stark, spiky silhouettes suggest the impact of casual unkindness,
while strong, simple poetic language evokes Asiya's calm
determination to ignore intolerance." * Guardian *
"A ground-breaking picture book about religion, sisterhood and identity" * Waterstones *
"[A] beautiful and powerful story about the bond shared between siblings and being proud of yourself and your beliefs." * BookTrust *
"The vivid colour and expressive illustration are just as powerful as words in conveying the passionate message of how to be proud of one's culture, individuality, and religion and how to stay strong protected by the armour of family love... [A]n excellent book about identity and self-confidence for young readers who can see themselves in Asiya or know someone like her and essential for Empathy collections." -- Joy Court * LoveReading4Kids *
"Beautifully done; a celebration of the sibling bond and a powerful story of resilience." -- Fiona Noble * The Bookseller *