Kevin Henkes
Cyber / bullying, Islamophobia

Henkes, K. (1991). Chrysanthemum. HarperCollins.

“She was a perfect baby, and she had a perfect name. Chrysanthemum. When she was old enough to appreciate it, Chrysanthemum loved her name. And then she started school. ‘I’m named after my grandmother,’ said Victoria. ‘You’re named after a flower.’ Chrysanthemum wilted. Life at school didn’t improve. In fact, it got worse. Then the students were introduced to their music teacher, Mrs. Twinkle. Mrs. Delphinium Twinkle. And suddenly, Chrysanthemum blossomed….” (Henkes, 1991).


The Teaching Against Islamophobia resources were developed with funding support from the Law Foundation of BC, and the Centre for Comparative Muslim Studies at SFU.

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