Author Ibtihaj Muhammad
Little Shop of Stories in partnership with the Decatur Education Foundation is honored to welcome Olympic medalist Ibtihaj Muhammad back to Decatur, this time to celebrate the release of her first picture book, THE PROUDEST BLUE: A STORY OF HIJAB AND FAMILY. She will be in conversation with local author and parent Rahim Snow on September 12 at the Decatur High School Performing Arts Center. Learn more about this beautiful new book and the partnership between Little Shop and DEF below. We hope you and your family can join us for this very special event!
[The book is written with award-winning author SK Ali who was born in India.]
IMPORTANT NOTE: Tickets to attend are free, and we highly recommend that you reserve a ticket for each person in your party who is coming to the event. If you do not reserve a seat, we cannot guarantee that there will be one for you. If you would like to enter the signing line, you must purchase a copy of THE PROUDEST BLUE from Little Shop of Stories at the event. We will be selling books on site!
More about LITTLE SHOP AND DEF:
Decatur Education Foundation and Little Shop of Stories are partnering to lift up diverse voices through children’s and young adult literature.
Events throughout the year will bring nationally acclaimed authors and illustrators to Decatur and will include opportunities for community participation through Q&A and a book signing following each event. This is the first event for the 2019-2020 school year. Stay tuned for more!
More about THE PROUDEST BLUE:
A powerful, vibrantly illustrated story about the first day of school--and two sisters on one's first day of hijab--by Olympic medalist and social justice activist Ibtihaj Muhammad.
With her new backpack and light-up shoes, Faizah knows the first day of school is going to be special. It's the start of a brand new year and, best of all, it's her older sister Asiya's first day of hijab--a hijab of beautiful blue fabric, like the ocean waving to the sky. But not everyone sees hijab as beautiful, and in the face of hurtful, confusing words, Faizah will find new ways to be strong.
Paired with Hatem Aly's beautiful, whimsical art, Olympic medalist Ibtihaj Muhammad and Morris Award finalist S.K. Ali bring readers an uplifting, universal story of new experiences, the unbreakable bond between siblings, and of being proud of who you are.