By Farah Qaiser

Second Story Press

February 6, 2024



ThemesEmotions and Social AwarenessFamily and FriendshipInclusion & DiversityPicture Book

Age / Grade 6-8 / Grades 1-3

Khadija is inspired by her visit to the science fair. There are so many different scientists all wearing safety goggles and lab coats! But how come none of them are wearing a hijab?

After watching a scientist carry out the elephant toothpaste experiment, Khadija attempts to recreate it at home with mixed (and messy!) results. Surrounded by her family as they celebrate Eid, Khadija tries again….

“Salaam everyone, and Eid Mubarak!” she cries. “When I grow up, I’m going to be a scientist!”