Saturday, August 13, 2011

The Hijab Boutique

  • Paperback: 56 pages
  • Publisher: The Islamic Foundation (August 23, 2011)
  • Author: Michelle Khan
  • Cover Art: I liked the simplicity of it.
  • Over all rating **** out of 5 stars
  • Obtained: Librarything Early reviewers

The Hijab Boutique by Michelle Khan
Reviewed by Moirae the fates book reviews

Farah enjoyed her private girls' school and fun with her friends. Then an assignment meant she had to talk about her mother for "International Woman's Day" in front of the whole class. Compared to her friends' glamorous actress, make-up artist, and tap-dancing mothers, what can her modest mother possibly have that is worth sharing with her classmates? To Farah's surprise, her mother was quite the business woman before putting her career on hold to care for her daughter. (Synopsis provided by goodreads)
This is a middle grade book.

I enjoyed reading this book, the author describes different types of Hijabs that are worn in different areas of the world. (I had no idea there were so many different kinds!) The author does a wonderful job in explaining why Muslim women wear the Hijab, it's explained in a way that people who are unfamiliar with it, or only hear what the media tells them, can get a different perspective. 

The book is very short only 56 pages, has wonderful illustrations and the whole point is about informing people of the real reason for the Hijab and not to make judgments on it based on the media and historical events.  The main message children and adults alike can take from this story is acceptance, accepting those around us who are different. Very cute, fun, informative and enjoyable read.

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