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...

  • Jasmine

    This book would probably work as a basic introduction to hijabs or khimar, for kids who don’t have those in their life, but it’s more focused on kids whose mums are hijabi, I think. It’s a very ...

  • 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...

  • Tasha

    A little girl watches her mother put on her khimar, her flowing headscarf. Her mother has so many of them, all colors and patterns. The little girl loves to play with them, twirling around and imagini...

  • Vernon Area Public Library KIDS

    Culture: Muslim AmericanA joyous little girl tells us all about her love of her mother's khimars and how she transforms them into imaginative play. Thompkins-Bigelow seamlessly weaves this Muslim symb...

  • Cheri

    I adored this book and how it portrayed Muslims. there is a page dedicated to addressing family and friends who are not Muslim. great colors and illustrations....

  • 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. ...

  • Lirazel

    4.5 stars4.0 stars for the text--a very very sweet celebration of the khimar--and 5.0 stars for the absolutely gorgeous illustrations. The pictures are so bright and warm and colorful, I absolutely fe...

  • 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?...