Do you remember playing pretend with something special your Mom or Dad wore or used often? Do you remember picking up a sweater or a hat with the gentle aroma of your most loved person? Mommy's Khimar is an ode to these kind of memories our children will make - when you finish reading the book, ask your child if there is something you wear which is special to her. And be sure to let her play with it!
Thompkins-Bigelow & Glenn
Thompkins-Bigelow's picture books and middle grade fiction, which feature young Black and Muslim protagonists, have been recognized as the best in children’s literature by Time Magazine, NCTE, and NPR, and she is a 2021 Irma Black Award Honor author. She is probably most proud that her picture book Your Name Is a Song was named a NEA Read Across America book.
Glenn is a children's book illustrator with a passion for great storytelling and creating more diverse narratives for children's books.
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