‘Hats of Faith’ a book by Medeia Cohan and Sarah Walsh

Hats of Faith is a beautiful new board book which celebrates the shared custom of head covering in different faiths around the world. The book, written by Medeia Cohan and illustrated by Sarah Walsh, aims to educate children about diversity and tolerance  in a simple, endearing way — highlighting all the different types of hats with pretty illustrations and accurate terminology (including phonetic pronunciations, which I found super helpful).

Marlow and I read the book together this morning and it opened up lots of dialogue about different cultural backgrounds and faiths. We talked about the people we know who wear some of these hats and some of the places we’ve travelled to where certain hats are more common.

The author, Medeia Cohan, hopes that early familiarity with faith-based customs will lead to a kinder future generation. Books like this are a wonderful starting point, for sure.

You can now pre-order the book from the Hats of Faith website, or from Amazon (UK and US).

Courtney x


Comments (4)

August 7, 2017

Again, I think it’s a contradiction to promote small, sustainable brands on the one hand and Amazon on the other hand. I usually order through – and in this way support – my small local bookshop.

Courtney in Australia
August 8, 2017

Hi Fiona,
Thanks for your comment. I do agree that it is always much better to shop in your local bookstore whenever possible. However, not everyone has a bookstore nearby and it’s not always possible to shop this way. Also, as a blog, we like to always provide an online point of sale for products to make it easy for people to purchase. It is especially relevant in this example as the book is not yet out so you can only pre-order it.

August 8, 2017

Oh I love this idea! Thanks so much for sharing. And I also love to shop in my local stores but I also order on amazon from time to time so thanks so much for the link! X

August 10, 2017

I love this book! I can’t wait to gift it to my niece. I shop at both as well – local stores and at Amazon.

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