My Own Special Way

My Own Special Way Book CoverHamda feels left out.  She wants to make necklaces, go shopping, and bake cakes like her older sisters do.  She has also made up her mind that she wants to wear the veil.  She chooses four different scarves and unsuccessfully tries four different ways to wear them.  She finally finds her own special way to prove she’s a big girl.  Told in five short chapters and illustrated with bold, colorful patterns, this entertaining story focuses on the Muslim experience of wearing the veil mjw
Title: My Own Special Way
Author: Mithaa Alkhayyat
Illustrator
: Maya Fidawi
Publisher
: Orion House
Copyright
: 2012
Original language
: Arabic
Translator
: Fatima Sharafeddini
Original title
: Tareeqati Al Khassa
Original publisher
: Kalimat Publishing and Distribution
Original copyright
: 2010
ISBN
: 978-1-4440-0320-8
Paperback pages
: 64
Age range
: 5-7
Genre
: Early reader/Fiction
Author’s residence
: United Arab Emirates
Illustrator’s residence
: Lebanon
Awards
: 2013 Marsh Award for Children’s Literature in Translation Shortlist
Subjects
: Asia, fashion, Hijab (Islamic clothing), United Arab Emirates, Western Asia

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