I don’t want to go to public school! I don’t need diversity! Ten-year-old Rose protests to Dad and Grandma. What is diversity, anyway? she wonders crossly. Rose’s dad wants her to meet kids of different races, cultures and religions. He says the new school will be an adventure. No way! Only a grown-up would tell a kid that going to a new school is an adventure. But, could he be right? It doesn’t take Rose long to find out. The first week of school, Rose befriends Camelia, a Muslim Egyptian-American, Ruby, a Protestant Vietnamese National and Christina, a Catholic Hispanic-American. Who knew diversity could be so much fun?! Not all of Rose’s classmates like her new friends. Operation Proof is Rose’s PLAN to nab a bully. Another PLAN almost lands Rose and friends in big problems when they visit Meteorite Crater. Rose faces losing a dear friend with courage and struggles with sadness when old friends seem to change. Old, new, young and family friends-mark Rose’s life. She realizes that being a friend is as important as having friends. The Association of Muslim Women in America, Inc. (AMWA) selected Linda D. Delgado to receive their Excellence in Media, Literary Arts award. The award is based on her work as author of the children’s book series, “Islamic Rose Books”. Hijab-Ez Friends is the second book in this series.