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Telling stories that all can enjoy

Zara is a curious young Muslim girl with curly brown hair whose grandmother bakes delicious treats in the kitchen. Her mother is a doctor. Her aunt is an artist who rocks pink and purple hair. Her cousin in high school does karate. 

Each of the women in Hena Khan’s children’s book lives a full life, and each wears a hijab. Zara’s mother wears a

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