A CHILDREN’S BOOK THAT PORTRAYS THE CLASS AND WISDOM OF A YOUNG HIJABI
The author has penned many stories but her first children’s book naturally took the lead. In her own words, “The socio-political climate called for a book like Nanni’s Hijab to be written. I honestly believe Allah gave me the story of Nanni’s Hijab because her story—which is the story of many hijabi girls—needed to be told.”
Abdul-Haqq’s wishes? Simple. “I want hijabi girls and future hijabi girls to be proud to wear hijab, and not to feel like victims if they are bullied for wearing it. I want them to feel empowered to resolve matters such as bullying with critical thinking, prayer, and positive action.”— Khadijah Abdul-Haqq
Thankfully, Nanni’s Hijab has received a myriad of praises about the design, the content, and the message amongst other things.
“Nanni’s Hijab was beautifully written. I loved the story so much. I am thankful that she (Author Khadijah AbdulHaqq) chose to read to our class. I can’t wait to see more (books) from her.”— Sister Mary Brown, Lead Facilitator for the Mothers Day Out program at Masjid As-salaam
“Nanni’s Hijab was a wonderful book filled with lessons suitable for our young children to easily learn. It showed how Nanni was proud to be who she was even when others were putting her down. She showed that there’s more than one way to handle a bad or hurtful situation. My kids, even my teen, loved the book! I highly recommend this as a book that goes in every child’s personal library.”— Sister Gail Fripp, Motivational Speaker
“Nanni’s Hijab… is one of the most beautiful Islamic books I have come across… First, the illustrations will enchant children with full watercolor drawings that embrace the whole page. The expressions on the faces of the characters are vivid and get right through your heart. The soft pastel colors seize the innocence of youth. And the range of characters hints at a new generation of children books that take into consideration the diversity of the world. That’s very exciting. The story is well-written with lyrical prose.” — Sussu Leclerc, Author of Creating Unique Storyworlds
“The best thing about Nanni’s Hijab is that it teaches children how to deal with conflicts by problem solving. There are seven steps to problem solving: 1. Have a calm and clear mind. 2. Brainstorm possible solutions. 3. Make dua (and pray istikharah). 4. Select the best option. 5. Plan the steps needed to carry out the option. 6. Put it into action. 7. Review how it went. Nanni went through several of these steps.”— Jameela Ho, Ilma Education
Join DJARABI KITABS PUBLISHING and Khadijah Abdul-Haqq from January 30th to February 3rd, 2018 for the book launch and blog tours.
About the author:
Khadijah Abdul-Haqq is married and a mother of five. She is a lover of the creative arts including literature as well as her new love, painting. She has written four books, yet Nanni’s Hijab is the first to be published by DKP. Khadijah is a teacher as well as a student of life. She has taught English, beginners and intermediate Arabic, as well as acted as a homeschooling consultant. Khadijah has homeschooled all five of her children for the past twenty years; with the eldest graduating Summa Cum Laude from Lasalle University. Khadijah is also a co-organizer and facilitator of the GEM program for mentoring teenage girls. She is currently pursuing her own bachelor degree as well as homeschooling her younger children. She is originally from Philadelphia, PA, but presently living in Memphis, TN with her husband and three of her five children. You can learn more at her Blog ‘Ramblings of an Unconventional Muslimah’.
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