Dear Readers: The following question was submitted by Jami Sinclair, who is writing a book with a Muslim character and would like input from the Muslim community on whether her portrayals of Islam are accurate. Besides her questions, which I will be posting as they come up, Jami is also seeking sensitivity readers for her manuscript. Please help out if you can.
Ack. I keep running into potential issues. I now believe Jasmine needs to be eleven. That still can give her a few years before her menses begins.
In one of the fun scenes in the book, she and the boy agents go swimming. Would an eleven-year-old girl (who is not yet wearing a hijab) be able to wear a standard swimsuit? Would she be able to swim with boys at age 11?
Again, grateful for your help.
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