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Not Now, Noor!

Not Now, Noor!

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Each time the rationale gets more outrageous: hide the eyes on the back of your head, prevent you from getting nits, etc. Noor loves her mum, and all the other hijabi women in her family, but wonders why do they wear headscarves? Just as Noor is ready to give up on her hijab quest, her Ammu arrives home and knows just the thing to say. This is such an important book to help children to understand more about other cultures and beliefs and it is great to see picture books representing everybody in our community.

The next page shows Noor's bustling family and she compares how her Ammu's hijab is not the same as her Nanu's or Dadu's or Aunt's or even her sister's, but she doesn't know why any of them wear it. You can change your choices at any time by visiting Cookie preferences, as described in the Cookie notice. Big fan of what this book does: show a sweet and funny little girl lovingly interacting with her family and asking big questions.To calculate the overall star rating and percentage breakdown by star, we don’t use a simple average. The book is beautifully illustrated, the size is great to be shared, the text funny, the voice playful,the joy contagious but the answer for me, just missed the mark, not by a lot, but by enough that I think an adult would need to supplement the overall takeaway message. is a celebration of Muslim women and gently approaches the religious reasons for wearing a hijab in a light-hearted way for children. We don’t share your credit card details with third-party sellers, and we don’t sell your information to others.

The biggest question on her mind is why her Ammu (mum) and the other women in her family wear a hijab (headscarf). Throughout the book, those for whom a hijab is unfamiliar are gently corrected in their misassumptions with the result that the book is one that will educate them without their knowing – they will simply enjoy the story and the beautiful pictures throughout.Telling the story of young Noor, who is desperate to find out why the female members of her family wear hijabs, this is a read which will delight young readers. Farina Islam and Nabila Adani’s picture book is a bright, cheerful and slightly cheeky look at what the hijab is and why some Muslim women wear it. When Noor finally gets to her mom it is she who answers with poetic lyricism, "We are Muslim women, my Noor, Unapologetic and true.

She originally studied Industrial Product Design in Bandung Institute of Technology earning her degree in 2013 yet found her way into illustration later in life. Using a vibrant colour palette of reds, yellows and purples, the beautiful artwork is full of emotion and movement. She briefly worked as product designer in Japan and Indonesia before moving to the United States to study children's book illustration. It allows for a serious conversation about hijab to occur after, and it intentionally pushes the humor, which I definitely think we need more of in Muslim centered books. Faizah sees her sister as a princess wearing her beautiful blue hijab, but not everyone at school sees it this way.This heart-warming yet funny tale is a celebration of Muslim women, curious children, and family love.

Back to the story, Noor starts by asking her sister, the coolest hijabi she knows, if she wears it to hide her snacks in, or hide her big ears, but Affa brushes her off with a, "not now, Noor" and she is off to the next family member to ask. This 32 page book is incredibly adorable and silly, and yet so vague in the answer that is the whole premise of the book, that it really has me wondering why we are so afraid (in children's books and possibly in our daily lives) to say that we wear hijab because Allah swt commands it? Imagine Me Stories is an award winning monthly subscription box that aims to inspire all children by providing quality black children's literature and empowering black history activities. Just as Noor is ready to give up on her quest, her Ammu arrives home and knows just the thing to say. The 103 third parties who use cookies on this service do so for their purposes of displaying and measuring personalized ads, generating audience insights, and developing and improving products.It is by no means wrong, it just at the end presents what hijab means, the benefits of wearing it, and one's personal feelings toward it, while skirting the answer the girl keeps asking of why? A flowery sentiment, but little Noor and the reader never got the answer as to why Muslim women wear hijab, and I think that it is unfortunate.

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