Proud (Young Readers Edition): Living My American Dream

Proud (Young Readers Edition): Living My American Dream

by Ibtihaj Muhammad

Hardcover(Young Readers ed.)

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Overview

The inspiring and critically acclaimed all-American story of faith, family, hard work, and perseverance by Olympic fencer, activist, and Time "100 Most Influential People" honoree Ibtihaj Muhammad

At the 2016 Olympic Games, Ibtihaj Muhammad smashed barriers as the first American to compete wearing hijab, and she made history as the first Muslim American woman to win a medal. But before she was an Olympian, activist, and entrepreneur, Ibtihaj was a young outsider trying to find her place.

Growing up in suburban New Jersey, Ibtihaj was often the only African American Muslim student in her class. When she discovered and fell in love with fencing, a sport most popular with affluent young white people, she stood out even more. Rivals and teammates often pointed out Ibtihaj's differences, telling her she would never succeed. Yet she powered on, rising above bigotry and other obstacles on the path to pursue her dream.

Ibtihaj's inspiring journey from humble beginnings to the international stage is told in her own words and enhanced with helpful advice and never-before-published photographs. Proud is an all-American tale of faith, family, hard work, and self-reliance.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780316477000
Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Publication date: 07/24/2018
Edition description: Young Readers ed.
Pages: 304
Sales rank: 190,645
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.90(d)
Age Range: 8 - 12 Years

About the Author

Ibtihaj Muhammad is best known for being the first Muslim American woman to wear hijab while competing for the United States in the Olympics and the first female Muslim-American athlete to medal in the Olympics, winning bronze with Team USA's Team Sabre. She grew up in Maplewood, New Jersey, the daughter of a retired police officer and an elementary school special education teacher. She lives in New York City.

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