Sister Friend A Picture Book

Sister Friend

A Picture Book

  • ISBN: 9781647009687
  • Publication Date: May 7, 2024


Price: $17.09

Perfect for fans of The Day You Begin and Evelyn Del Rey Is Moving Away, author Jamilah Thompkins-Bigelow and illustrator Shahrzad Maydani’s Sister Friend is a heartwarming new picture book celebrating the unique joy of cultivating friendships within your cultural community.

Ameena feels invisible. It’s been that way since she started at her new school. But now there is another new girl in class. Ameena sees her brownness and her hijab, even though the other kids do not.

Ameena wants to be her friend, but she can’t seem to find the right words or do the right things. Until one day, they find them together: “Assalamu Alaikum, Sister. Welcome.”


"Thompkins-Bigelow’s words resonate deeply and convey feelings of isolation, exclusion, and joyful acceptance. A powerful exploration of what it means to be welcomed, seen, and accepted."

"[G]racefully acknowledging the complexity of communications and relationships, while the illustrations capture every nuance of the characters’ emotions in this moving picture book."

"Thompkins-Bigelow’s sweetly complex treatise speaks to experiences of loneliness and marginalization as well as of kinship and joy."
—Publishers Weekly

You May Also Like

Cover image for Black The Many Wonders of My World



Cover image for Blue The Many Ways I Feel



Cover image for Fort Mose And the Story of the Man Who Built the First Free Black Settlement in Colonial America

Fort Mose