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.
This uplifting back to school book can be used in speech therapy to address social/emotional issues like acceptance and being proud of who you are. It is also great for noticing character expressions and for targeting character analysis as well as for figurative language! Discover more of the speech and language teaching concepts for using The Proudest Blue: A Story of Hijab and Family in speech therapy below: