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Hana's Hundreds of Hijabs

Razeena Omar Gutta Manal Mirza

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Barefoot Books
01 November 2022
Hana has a humongous collection of hijabs and accessories - and her hijab is always styled superbly. But when her overflowing collection gets a little out of hand, Hana knows something needs to be done... and comes up with a clever plan for sharing her talents and possessions with her community! Young makers will chuckle along with this humorous tale of creative problem-solving and learning to help others.

AGES: 4 to 9

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Hijab styling in the context of creative fashion brings a unique, positive and fun perspective to a sometimes misunderstood religious practice. Readers unfamiliar with hijabs will learn about how they are worn, while children familiar with hijabs will see their own experiences reflected .

Children with large, overflowing collections of favourite items will relate to Hana's dilemma .

Clever and humorous story about creative problem-solving .

Models helping others and spreading happiness by sharing one's own skills and material goods

AUTHOR: As a South Asian Muslim born in Zimbabwe and now living in Australia, Razeena Omar Gutta has always had opportunities to explore different experiences and perspectives around the world. She was the founder of the blogs Read Little Muslims and Razeena Reads, where she shared her love of diverse books. Inspired by her three book-loving children and a desire to see books on shelves that she never had growing up, Razeena especially enjoys highlighting Muslim lives in the joyful stories she writes for children.

Manal Mirza is a designer and illustrator based in Chicago, Illinois, USA. Manal creates her paintings digitally and draws inspiration from her experiences. Being a young Muslim American Pakistani woman, her illustrations highlight the different identities that she juggles day to day. Manal brings her own positive outlook to her work, aiming to empower women around the world.
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Illustrated by:   Manal Mirza
Imprint:   Barefoot Books
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 272mm,  Width: 216mm,  Spine: 3mm
Weight:   150g
ISBN:   9781646866212
ISBN 10:   1646866215
Pages:   24
Publication Date:  
Recommended Age:   From 4 to 9 years
Audience:   Children/juvenile ,  Children / Juvenile
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Unspecified

As a South Asian Muslim born in Zimbabwe and now living in Australia, Razeena Omar Gutta has always had opportunities to explore different experiences and perspectives around the world. She was the founder of the blogs Read Little Muslims and Razeena Reads, where she shared her love of diverse books. Inspired by her three book-loving children and a desire to see books on shelves that she never had growing up, Razeena especially enjoys highlighting Muslim lives in the joyful stories she writes for children.

Reviews for Hana's Hundreds of Hijabs

A fun and charming introduction to the beauty of hijab - Kirkus Reviews Kids who love fashion or aspiring entrepreneurs will appreciate this lively story - Booklist A funny story and a great introduction to hijab - Susannah Aziz, New York Public Library This colorful book is bursting with joy. It celebrates fashion as a form of self-expression, and highlights the hijab as a means of creating community and honoring tradition - Leigh Russell King, Lincoln Street School The most colorful book on the bookshelf might just be Hana's Hundreds of Hijabs . . . Young children could spend hours looking at each double-page spread and never get tired of the details - New York Journal of Books


  • Commended for 150 Most Anticipated Books of the Fall, Kirkus Reviews 2022
  • Commended for Fall Picks for Kids, New York Public Library 2022
  • Commended for Hot Off the Press Reading List, Children’s Book Council, 2022
  • Winner of Best Muslim Illustrations, Muslim Bookstagram Award 2022

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