Mommy's Khimar

Mommy's Khimar

A young Muslim girl spends a busy day wrapped up in her mother’s colorful headscarf in this sweet and fanciful picture book from debut author and illustrator Jamilah Tompkins-Bigelow and Ebony Glenn.

A khimar is a flowing scarf that my mommy wears.
Before she walks out the door each day, she wraps one around her head.


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.

Title:Mommy's Khimar
ISBN:9781534400597
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About Jamilah Thompkins-Bigelow


    Mommy's Khimar Reviews

  • Kate Narita

    How I wish I would have had this book in my classroom last year! I had a student who wore a khimar, she called it hijab, but I didn't have any books that portrayed characters in a hijab. At the librar...

  • Rebecca

    This is one of the sweetest books ever, with glowing illustrations by Ebony Glenn (the cover reminds me so much of the similar profile of Lisa looking at Corduroy). A little girl plays dress-up with h...

  • Renee

    So cute. And I love the pictures....

  • RLL220_Amanda Alvarado

    This book is must read for children and adults. The book talks about a young Muslim American girl who loves her mom khimar. It's a beautiful story about a daughter that wants to be just like her mom. ...

  • Adrianna Ibrahim

    A little long for story time, but a great book to expose kids to other cultures. Would be fun to read with What Can You Do With A Rebozo?...

  • Effie

    The pictures in this book are beautiful. It is so loving. I loved all the things the mom's khimar represented to the little girl: a queen's golden train, a mama bird's protective wings, a super-hero's...

  • Mary Mckelvin

    I must admit the art work made me pick it up. The colors are so inviting and warm!! The love you see between the mother and child is so real. She love everything about her mother even the khimar is we...

  • Jessie Oliveros

    I found the pastel colors of this book immediately inviting. And the illustrations are so Disney-esque, bright, and happy--a promise fulfilled by the rest of the book! A little Muslim girl plays dress...

  • Jen Betton

    The illustrations in this just glow! The character of the little girl is super adorable and relatable, and I love all the ways she pretends with her scarf - it reminds me of my own little girl and the...

  • Viviane Elbee

    Wow! What a great book! The illustrations are adorable, and the main character is so relatable. She's imaginative and loves to play - pretending that the khimar (hijab) is the Queen's golden train, or...