Game Changers

  • Illustrated By: Natalya Tariq
    Foreword by: Shireen Ahmed
  • Pages:80
  • Publisher:Orca Book Publishers
  • Themes:hijab, Muslim athletes, female athletes, breaking barriers, inclusivity
  • Available:02/01/2025
  • Lexile:110L
  • Fountas & Pinnell Text Level Gradient:V

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.

"Truly a game-changing anthology. These inspiring stories of trailblazing athletes are a showcase of determination, courage and commitment. With heartwarming illustrations and perfectly sized chapters, Game Changers is sure to leave a lasting impression on young readers."