From Somalia To Snow
Hudda Ibrahim
From Somalia to Snow

Hudda Ibrahim
Author, Educator, Speaker
Founder & President of Filsan Talant Partners LLC

What Color Is My Hijab?
What Color Is My Hijab
What Color is My Hijab?

Hudda Ibrahim
Author, Educator, Speaker
Founder & President of Filsan Talant Partners LLC

What Color Is My Hijab?
What Color Is My Hijab
What Color is My Hijab?
- Somali Version

Hudda Ibrahim
Author, Educator, Speaker
Founder & President of Filsan Talant Partners LLC

Lula Wants to Wear a Badge
What Color Is My Hijab
Lula Wants to Wear a Badge

Hudda Ibrahim
Author, Educator, Speaker
Founder & President of Filsan Talant Partners LLC

About the Author

Hudda Ibrahim

Hudda Ibrahim is pursuing a Doctor of Education and Leadership degree at Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota. She’s a faculty member at St. Cloud Technical and Community College, where she teaches diversity and social justice. She holds a master’s degree in peace studies from the University of Notre Dame and a bachelor’s degree in peace and conflict studies and English literature from the College of Saint Benedict and Saint John’s University in Minnesota.


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On weekends, Hudda mentors a cohort of young Somali women. She strives to be known as an engaging and effective advocate for the educational and social needs of students and adults throughout an increasingly large and diverse community. In her spare time, she reads books and magazines.

Book Club

If you’re part of a book club, you’re in the right place! If you bought this book and you are interested in meeting me about future book clubs, I would be happy to join you.  Meeting friends to drink coffee or tea while talking about this book sounds great to me.

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If you’re part of a book club, this is your page. If you bought this book and you are interested in meeting me about future book club, I will join you. Meeting friends to drink coffee or tea while talking about this book sounds great to me.

Here are some questions to spur on great conversations.

    1. What is different from your own culture? What do you find most astonishing, fascinating or difficult to understand?
    2. Talk about specific passages that struck you as significant or interesting, profound, disturbing, or sad.
    3. What have you learned after reading this book, if so what, If not, why did the book failed as a teaching tool? Has it broadened or changed your perception about the new immigrant community?
    4. Have you learned anything new about yourself by reading this book? Please share.
    5. Has the book made you want to learn more about a specific topic? What? Why?
    6. If this book was intended to teach the reader something, did it do well?
    7. If the author raised / discussed problems or issues, did she also provide clear solutions? Do you agree with these solutions or are there other solutions out there that you know the author did not mention in her book?
    8. What suggestions do you have for the author?
    9. Do the topics covered in this book remind you of anything else that is happening in the world right now? How are they similar and how are they different?
    10. After reading the book, has the book Club group’s interest been piqued about the subject matter? If so, would the group contemplate reading more on the topic in the future?
    11. Did you know anything about barriers and challenges new immigrants face prior to reading this book? What preconceived opinions did you have and did these change after reading the book?
    12. What made this book different than other books on this subject?

Have a question for the author?

Email to info@huddaibrahim.com

If you’d like the feedback of the author through a live or Skype visit to your book club, email me.

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From Somalia to Snow

From Somolia to Snow

At  a time when United States citizens are being told to fear their Muslim neighbors, where does the truth lie? In this powerful book, Hudda Ibrahim unpacks the immigration narrative of Somali Americans and explains why nearly 20 percent have chosen to settle in Minnesota.

From Somalia to Snow gives readers an invaluable insider’s look into the lives and culture of our Somali neighbors and the important challenges they face. Designed with a diverse audience in mind, this book is a must-read for students, health-care professionals, business owners, social service agencies, and anyone who wants to better understand Somali people in Minnesota.

Discover inside:

Why thousands of Somali refugees came to live in this cold, snowy area with people of predominantly European descent.

Answers to questions like, are Somali Americans contributing to the economy or draining resources from the community? Are they assimilating or trying to impose their culture and religion on American mainstream society?

The challenges facing Somali businesses and their growing role in Saint Cloud

An introduction to Somali culture, Islamic beliefs, and the roles they play in Somalis’ lives

Somali beliefs and practices regarding health, and some of the issues in their medical care

What Color is My Hijab?

What Color is My Hijab?” is a children’s book written to inspire young people to achieve great things. This book is about more than just the hijab, it’s about teaching children the importance of diversity. It is also about how young girls can wear the headscarf and be somebody—be creative, smart, professional women when they grow up.

Beaver’s Pond Press released “What Color is My Hijab?” in April 2020. The book was written by Hudda Ibrahim and illustrated by Meenal Patel. Ibrahim says fulfilling her niece’s wish for a children’s book with characters that look like her wasn’t her only motivation for writing and publishing the book.

Learn inside:

If we teach kids about diversity when they are very young, when they get to college they will see others as the same rather than different.

What constitutes a hijab can be just as diverse as the women who wear it.

Little kids of all faiths, of all cultures, and all backgrounds can learn something about why their friends are wearing the headscarf.

Want to order Hudda’s books for your school, bookstore, nonprofit, or community center? The author is committed to contributing to the diversity in children’s literature and will offer bulk order discounts to any organization with the same mission.

Waa Midabkee Xijaabkaygu?
(Somali Edition)

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Maalin maalmaha ka mid ah ayaa waxaan wax la akhrinayay gabadha aan eeddada u ahay ee Tima waxaanay i weydiisay, “Eeddo Hudda, sidee ayay ku dhacday in dadka buugaagta ku jira aysan ii eekayn anniga? ” Waan naxay. Waxaan raadiyay buug ay Muslimiin ku jiraan, laakiin way igu adkaatay inaan helo buug muujinaya gabdho yaryar oo xijaaban. Xitaa waxaa kaba sii adkayd inaan helo buugaag ay jillayaan Muslimiin. Halkii aan ka quusan lahaa, waxaan go’aansaday inaan anniga laftaydu abuuro buug.  Buug sidan oo kale ahi ma jirin markii aan ahaa gabadh yar. Markaad ku arki weydo dad adiga kuu eg buugaagta ama filimada, way adag tahay inaad hesho cid aad ku dayato. Waxaan rabaa in carruurta Muslimiinta ahi ay naftooda ka dhex arkaan sheekooyinka ay akhriyaan. Waxaan rajeynayaa inuu buugani ku dhiirrigelin doono gabdhaha Muslimiinta ah inay ku faanaan cidda ay yihiin, jeclaadaan waxa ay xidhaan, si ay u noqdaan farshaxan yaqaano, qorayaal, barayaal, ciyaartooy, moodeelo faashiyoon, duuliyeyaal-wax kasta oo ay rabaan inay noqdaan oo ay guuleystaan! Dhammaan waxyaabahaasna ay sameeyaan iyagoo xiran xijaabkooda.

Waa Midabkee Xijaabkaygu?

Xuquuqda qoraalka  waxaa iska leh Hudda Ibrahim. Xuquuqda Farshaxanka waxa iska leh Meenal Patel.  Waxa turjumay Saciid Saalax Axmed Qoraalka waxaa saxey Abdi Mahad

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Lula Wants To Wear a Badge

Lula Wants to Wear A Badge

On the first day of first grade, the teacher asks students what they want to be when they grow up. Lula proudly stands and says, “I want to be a cop.” She feels defeated when the kids laugh at the young, black Muslim girl and tell her girls can’t be police officers––but not for long! Find out how members of the local police department save the day in Lula Wants to Wear a Badge. This book is dedicated to my young sister, Lula. While growing up in San Diego, Lula wanted to become a cop, but she didn’t have our family’s support. Consequently, my sister did not pursue her dream. Now I have lots of young nieces who talk about wanting to become either a police officer, surgeon, or a firefighter because they want to help people. I wrote this book so they can imagine themselves in these professions and become inspired to do good out in the world, whatever career choice they make.

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Hudda Ibrahim
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