The Kindest Red: A Story of Hijab and Friendship (The Proudest Blue, 2)

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As two young siblings head off to school for Picture Day, Mama’s empowering message follows them: “My kind, beautiful girls. Remember, you are strong and smart. You can do and be anything!” Once she arrives, Faizah’s teacher asks what kind of world her students would like to live in. They respond creatively: an “ice cream world,” a “candy world,” and a “fair world.” Faizah’s wish is for a world in which kindness resonates, one in which friends reach out to each other with a helping hand. At recess time the children use superpowers to create this dreamy existence, and what they experience is amazingly wonderful.

In The Kindest Red: A Story of Hijab and Friendship, Olympic medalist Ibtihaj Muhammad and S.K. Ali, award-winning authors of The Proudest Blue, offer readers a compelling story of friendship, family, and inspiration. Her words are heartwarming and powerful and may even motivate some youth to spread their own wings of goodness across the world.

Children ages five to nine will most treasure this book. They’ll embrace the vibrant, playful illustrations that illuminate the pages with gorgeous hues and sweet images. Additionally, they’ll find the authors’ aspirational sentiments refreshingly positive and influential.

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Star Count /5
Format Hard
Page Count
Publisher Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Publish Date 10-Jan-2023
ISBN 9780759555709 Buy this Book
Issue March 2023
Category Children's