Hats of Faith

by Medeia Cohan (Author) Sarah Walsh (Illustrator)

Hats of Faith
Reading Level: K − 1st Grade
Hats of Faith is a simple and striking introduction to the shared custom of religious head coverings. With bright images and a carefully researched interfaith text, this thoughtful book inspires understanding and celebrates our culturally diverse modern world.

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Publishers Weekly

This inclusive board book familiarizes readers with religious headpieces: "many religious people share the custom of covering their heads to show their love for God." Walsh's thick and painterly portraits represent figures from diverse religious backgrounds--a Muslim woman wears a pink hijab; a Rastafarian man wears a hat knit with red, yellow, and green; an Orthodox Jewish woman wears a floral-patterned tichel; and a South Asian Muslim man dresses in a topi. Soothing, jewel-toned backgrounds contribute warmth to the representations of gentle, smiling figures. They appear all together on a final spread, a visual representation of the story's underlying message: "learning about each other makes it easy to be more understanding. Being understanding helps us spread love and peace." Ages 2-4. (Aug.)

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"A useful starting point for an interesting discussion. on head coverings, faith, and respect in our diverse world." —Kirkus Reviews-
Medeia Cohan
Medeia Cohan has worked as a gallery curator and an entrepreneur. Her belief that early familiarity with faith-based customs will lead to kinder future generations inspired her to create this book. This is her first children's book. She lives in Glasgow, Scotland, but was born in the United States and frequently returns to visit family.

Sarah Walsh has illustrated a wide range of projects, from toys and home décor to apparel and greeting cards, as well as children's books and activity projects such as Draw Bridge, also published by Chronicle Books. She currently lives in Kansas City.
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Chronicle Books
Publication date
August 20, 2018

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