This is an excerpt from Lives Turned Upside Down: Homeless Children in Their Own Words and Photographs, a book written by Jim Hubbard and published in 1996. The words of this excerpt come from Hubbard’s interview with 9-year-old Brian Heflin of Alexandria, Va.
In this story, Hani faces the decision of removing her hijab in order to play in a basketball tournament or sitting on the bench and watching the game. With the support of her teammates, she stands up to injustice and makes an important decision.
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