The old saying goes, Don't judge a book by its cover. But covers offer a first glimpse into a new community and its story. It's because of covers that readers decide whether or not to open a book, start reading, and spend some time with characters from a distant world.
The cover for the book that inspired this blog was released today, and I hope the story and my writing do the cover justice.
BBC News offers a graphic guide to headcoverings in the Muslim world.