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Mommy's Khimar

Mommy's Khimar

A khimar is a flowing scarf that my mommy wears. Before she walks out the door each day, she wraps one around her head.
In this story, a young girl plays dress up with her mother's headscarves, feeling her mother's love with every one she tries on. Charming and vibrant illustrations showcase the beauty of the diverse and welcoming community in this portrait of a young Muslim-American girl's life.
Age Groups: Babies, Big Kids, Little Kids, Toddlers
Skills: Similarities and Differences, Social Emotional
Author: Written by Jamilah Thompkins-Bigelow and illustrated by Ebony Glenn

Discussion Questions

  • What is a khimar and why is it important?
  • What are some of the different khimar in Mommy's closet?
  • Why does the girl like to play dress up in her mother's khimar?
  • Some people wear headscarves and others don't. Can you think of other things that some people wear and some people don't wear?
  • Is there something special that our family members wear that makes us think about them?
  • Do you ever like to play dress up? Why?


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