In a new graphic novel, Bangladeshi American cartoonist Priya Huq depicts the Islamophobia she experienced growing up in Portland. The novel, “Piece by Piece: The Story of Nisrin’s Hijab,” tells the story of Nisrin, a Bangladeshi American eighth-grader who decides to start wearing a hijab, and her friend, Firuzeh, an Iraqi American, according to the Oregonian. The autobiographical novel published in late 2021 by Amulet Books delves into the reactions of Nisrin’s family to her decision and the targeted racism, ridicule, shame and violence she experiences in the early years after the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks. Huq, who lived in Oregon and Texas during her childhood, resides in New York.
Here is a snapshot as shown by her Amazon book page:
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