My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Mommy’s Khimar is a radiant expression of beauty as seen through the eyes of a little girl who explores her mother’s closet that is filled with colorful Khimars. She tries them on and becomes a queen with a golden train, a shooting star that shines ever bright, and a superhero with incredible speed. Her imagination knows no bounds.
She wears her mother’s khimar to school with pride and is met with admiration. She feels good to be a part of a community that is welcoming; including her friends at school, other Muslim-Americans, and her extended family members who do not wear Khimars like her grandmother who is a Christian.
Mommy’s Khimar feels like a celebration in word (Jamilah Thompkins-Bigelow) and colorful illustration (Ebony Glenn) that when combined tell a story of pride, family, and love. I am excited for the little girls who will pick this book up and see themselves because every child should have the opportunity to be seen and heard in the books they read. I am equally thrilled about the children for whom this book will be a window, that it will stir in them a welcoming heart.
Jamilah Thompkins-Bigelow | https://jamilahthewriter.com/
Ebony Glenn | http://www.ebonyglenn.com/
Salaam Reads | http://salaamreads.com/