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Game Changers: Stories of Hijabi Athletes from Around the World

Charlene Smith

Meet 13 inspiring hijabi athletes who are changing the rules.

Many of these women were the first in their sport to compete while wearing the hijab. Some were up against cultural traditions that didn't allow girls to play sports. And some fought to have institutional anti-hijab rules changed so that they, and Muslim girls after them, would be able to compete.

Discover the stories of Egyptian beach volleyball player Doaa Elghobashy, UAE hockey player Fatima Al Ali, Afghani soccer player Hajar Abulfazl and Syrian-American runner Rahaf Khatib, among many others. Game Changers shows the next generation of Muslim girls that they don't have to choose between following their religion and following their dreams.

Book Details

  • Publisher: Orca Book Publishers
  • Publish Date: Feb 1st, 2025
  • Pages: 80
  • Language: English
  • Dimensions: 9.00in - 7.00in - 0.25in - 0.44lb
  • EAN: 9781459838048
  • Recommended age: 09-12
  • Categories: Sports & Recreation - GeneralActivism & Social JusticeReligion - Islam

About the Author

Smith, Charlene: -

Charlene Smith is a hijabi who tries to keep up with her six children in various sports. She lives in Edmonton, Alberta. She spends winters downhill skiing in the Rocky Mountains of Alberta and summers downhill mountain biking on the coast and in the Columbia Mountains of British Columbia. Game Changers is her first book.

Tariq, Natalya: -

Natalya Tariq is an illustrator based in Ottawa, who grew up in Russia and lived in Saudi Arabia. With a professional background in translation, Natalya has a keen interest in different countries, languages, and cultures. She started illustration in 2021 as a hobby and developed her art into a second career.