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Not Now, Noor!

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Determined to finally know the answer, Noor sets out to investigate. First, she asks her sister, but she’s too busy being cool with her friends. So, Noor heads to her aunt and her two grandmothers instead. But the women in her family are all busy and have no time to answer this important question. They all send her away, leaving Noor confused and frustrated. Just as Noor is ready to give up on her hijab quest, her Ammu arrives home and knows just the thing to say.

Not Now, Noor! a book by Farhana Islam and Nabila Adani.

Armistice Day: A Collection of Remembrance - Spark Interest and Educate Children about Historical Moments The vibrant illustrations are just stunning and really capture the warmth and humour in the story as well as the closeness of Noor’s loving family. Farhana Islam was born and raised in Newcastle Upon Tyne and is currently residing in Birmingham. Farhana is a Primary School Teacher with a passion for telling stories and empowering diverse voices. Not Now, Noor is her debut picture book.Hello Yellow - 80 Books to Help Children Nurture Good Mental Health and Support With Anxiety and Wellbeing -

Not Now, Noor! by Farhana Islam 9780241552476 Coles Books Not Now, Noor! by Farhana Islam 9780241552476 Coles Books

Noor is a young girl whose female family members wear the hijab. They are all too busy to explain to her why they wear it when she asks, so she imagines lots of hilarious reasons they might do so, including being a ninja!... Read Full Review Noor is a curious little girl, her head is always full of questions. The biggest question on her mind is why her Ammu (mum) and the other women in her family wear a hijab (headscarf). This leads to lots of wonderfully warm-hearted humour as Noor lets her imagination create her own ideas whilst her family are too busy to answer her questions … until her ammu helps her understand the importance of the hijab to Muslim women: a very powerful message of community and identity.Eleven-year-old Kofi is a dreamer who loves swimming, his elders’ stories and his friend Ama. When a village celebration leads to sudden death, though, Kofi’s everyday happiness is ripped away, leaving only dreams to set him free. Set in modern-day Ghana, Alexander’s verse novel for 12+ is a visceral, gripping coming-of-age story.

Not Now, Noor! by Farhana Islam - LoveReading4Kids

These gentle, wittily illustrated stories of mishaps, hurt feelings, fondness and friendship have a timeless, transporting quality, ideal for 5+ readers.This heart-warming yet funny tale is a celebration of Muslim women, curious children, and family love. Read more Details Being non-binary has never been a problem for 11-year-old Jamie – until secondary school looms, and the only two options are the boys’ school or the girls’. Suddenly Jamie and their friends find themselves protesting from the rooftops. Will Jamie ever find the place they belong? A sensitive, moving 9+ story about fighting for acceptance and change.

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