Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Mommy's Khimar by Jamilah Thomkins-Bigelow / Book Review #MommysKhimar

By: Jamilah Thomkins-Bigelow
Illustrated by: Ebony Glenn
Published by: Salaam Reads / Simon Kids
Released on: 4/3/18
Ages: 4 & up
Purchase from: Simon & Schuster | Amazon | B&N
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Rating: 4 Owlets 
Thank you to Simon Kids for providing a copy of this in exchange for my honest review 

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

A khimar is a flowing scarf that my mommy wears. 
Before she walks out the door each day, she wraps one around her head.

A young girl plays dress up with her mother’s headscarves, feeling her mother’s love with every one she tries on. Charming and vibrant illustrations showcase the beauty of the diverse and welcoming community in this portrait of a young Muslim American girl’s life.

This is an adorable debut picture book about an African-American Muslim girl who loves to play dress up with her mother's khimar (hijab). Mixed into the imaginative play is a story about celebrating the diversity in this young girl's life, and that of her family and community. I really loved the diverse accept of this story. The vibrant, heartwarming illustrations bring this story to life perfectly. The added bonus to this story the mother/daughter relationship. I look forward to reading more books from this author / illustrator duo. 

I would be most content if my children grew up to be the kind of people who think decorating consists mostly of building enough bookshelves. ~ Anna Quindlen

Good children's literature appeals not only to
the child in the adult, but to the adult in the child.
~ Anonymous ~