NVCL Teens: Being Muslim: YA Literature featuring Muslim characters

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Young Adult Literature featuring Muslim Characters in settings from fantasy to realistic fiction and nonfiction, from all over the world.

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Beneath My Mothers Feet Amjed Qamar 1416947280 9781416947288 Our lives will always be in the hands of our mothers, whether we like it or not. Nazia doesnt mind when her friends tease and call her a good beti, a dutiful daughter. Book Club Books, My Books, Book Nerd, Pull Quotes, School Librarian, Fiction And Nonfiction, Reading Levels, Call Her, Clean House

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Beneath My Mother's Feet (Book) : Qamar, Amjed : When her father is injured, fourteen-year-old Nazia is pulled away from school, her friends, and her preparations for an arranged marriage, to help her mother clean houses in a wealthy part of Karachi, Pakistan, where she finally rebels against the destiny that is planned for her.

A Crafty Arab: 99 Ramadan Children Books - Bestest. Ever. by Medeia Sharif. New Books, Books To Read, Coming Of Age, Secret Obsession, Childrens Books, This Book, Interview, Teen, Reading

Bestest Ramadan ever

Not allowed to eat from sunrise to sunset during Ramadan and forbidden to date, fifteen-year-old Almira finds that temptation comes in many forms during the Muslim holy month, as she longs to feel like a typical American girl.

Read "If You Could Be Mine A Novel" by Sara Farizan available from Rakuten Kobo. ***Winner of the Lambda Literary Award for LGBT Children’s/Young Adult One of Rolling Stone’s 40 Best YA Novels A 2014 A. Ya Books, Good Books, Books To Read, Reading Lists, Book Lists, Ya Novels, Romance Novels, Star Crossed, Books For Teens

In Iran, where homosexuality is punishable by death, seventeen-year-olds Sahar and Nasrin love each other in secret until Nasrin's parents announce their daughter's arranged marriage and Sahar proposes a drastic solution.

Muslim YA books create a window into the lives of these teens. These 15 are some of the best books by Muslim authors about Muslim teens. Ya Books, Good Books, Books To Read, Main Library, Let Her Go, Muslim Girls, Hate, This Book, Teen

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Lebanese-Australian Jamilah, known in school as Jamie, hides her heritage from her classmates and tries to pass by dyeing her hair blonde and wearing blue-tinted contact lenses, until her conflicted feelings become too much for her to bear.

Ask Me No Questions, Marina Budhos Fiction And Nonfiction, Fiction Books, Reading Lists, Book Lists, Nothing Matters, Realistic Fiction, Ya Novels, Everything Changes, Ask Me

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Fourteen-year-old Nadira, her sister, and their parents leave Bangladesh for New York City, but the expiration of their visas and the events of September 11, 2001, bring frustration, sorrow, and terror for the whole family.

Beneath My Mothers Feet Amjed Qamar 1416947280 9781416947288 Our lives will always be in the hands of our mothers, whether we like it or not. Nazia doesnt mind when her friends tease and call her a good beti, a dutiful daughter. Book Club Books, My Books, Book Nerd, Pull Quotes, School Librarian, Fiction And Nonfiction, Reading Levels, Call Her, Clean House

When her father is injured, fourteen-year-old Nazia is pulled away from school, her friends, and her preparations for an arranged marriage, to help her mother clean houses in a wealthy part of Karachi, Pakistan, where she finally rebels against the destiny that is planned for her.

This list of over 15 middle grade and young adult books about the Arab world is part of the annual Middle Eastern & North African Heritage Month series. Muslim Culture, Religion, Arab World, Butterfly Drawing, Dtv, Fiction And Nonfiction, Ya Books, The Book, Literature

First published in the United States in 1990 by Dutton Children's Books, a division of Penguin USA, Incorporated Originally published in Germany in 1987 by Belz Verlag under the title Eine Hand voller Sterne.

Read I Am Malala: How One Girl Stood Up for Education and Changed the World children book by Malala Yousafzai . The bestselling memoir by Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai.I Am Malala. This is my story. Malala Yousafzai, Good Books, Books To Read, Children's Books, 2017 Books, Amazing Books, Literature Books, Comic Books, Mighty Girl

I am Malala : how one girl stood up for education and changed the world

Raised in a once-peaceful area of Pakistan transformed by terrorism, Malala was taught to stand up for what she believes. So she fought for her right to be educated. And on October 9, 2012, she nearly lost her life for the cause: She was shot point-blank while riding the bus on her way home from school. No one expected her to survive. Now Malala is an international symbol of peaceful protest and the youngest ever Nobel Peace Prize nominee.

'When Wings Expand' by Mehded Maryam Sinclair Year Of The Elephant, Roses Book, Vancouver City, Realistic Fiction, City Library, Family Support, Fiction And Nonfiction, Mothers Love, The Book

Writing on the pages of her journal, Nur, a teenage girl in Canada, charts the onset and advance of her mother's cancer. Nur watches her mother's body begin to shrink and her mood begin to darken. And when family and friends begin to encroach, Nur must face the prospect of her mother's looming death.

On Wednesday, Chicago Public Schools (CPS) were told to remove the critically acclaimed graphic novel Persepolis, by Marjane Satrapi, from their . Chicago Public Schools, Chicago School, Great Books, New Books, Books To Read, Persepolis Book, Any Book, This Book, Book Week

Persepolis

Originally published to wide critical acclaim in France, where it elicited comparisons to Art Spiegelman's Maus , Persepolis is Marjane Satrapi's wise, funny, and heartbreaking memoir of growing up in Iran during the Islamic Revolution.

I Love, I Hate, I Miss My Sister - Amelie Sarn: "Portrait of two Muslim sisters, once closely bonded, but now on divergent paths as one embraces her religion and the other remains secular" I Miss My Sister, Books To Read, My Books, Middle School Books, Women Rights, Sisters Book, Realistic Fiction, Trade Books, Books For Teens

"Portrait of two Muslim sisters, once closely bonded, but now on divergent paths as one embraces her religion and the other remains secular."--Provided by publisher.

She wore Red Trainers: a Muslim Love Story by Na'ima bint Roberts Ya Books, Good Books, Books To Read, Books On Islam, Boys Vs Girls, Red Trainers, Going To University, Female Protagonist, Public Speaking

She wore red trainers

When Ali first meets Amirah, he notices everything about her--her hijab, her long eyelashes and her red trainers--in the time it takes to have one look, before lowering his gaze. And, although Ali is still coming to terms with the loss of his mother and exploring his identity as a Muslim, and although Amirah has sworn never to get married, they can't stop thinking about each other.

Boy vs Girl by Na’ima B. Kindle, Roses Book, Boys Vs Girls, Weird Look, City Library, Young Adult Fiction, Ya Novels, Learn Islam, Fiction And Nonfiction

Boy vs girl

Farhana swallowed and reached for the hijab. But then she saw with absolute clarity the weird looks from the other girls at school, and the smirks from the guys. Did she dare? And then there was Malik... What should she do about him? Faraz was thinking about Skrooz and the lads. Soon he would finally have the respect of the other kids at school. But at what price?

I love this book! A Map of Home by Randa Jarrar is a coming-of-age story about a bisexual Muslim girl living in Kuwait before Iraq's invasion & in the U.S (she was born in Boston). Books To Read, My Books, City Library, Great Novels, Fiction And Nonfiction, Reading Rainbow, Teenage Years, Coming Of Age, Cartography

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Nidali, the rebellious daughter of an Egyptian-Greek mother and a Palestinian father, narrates her story from her childhood in Kuwait, her early teenage years in Egypt (to where she and her family fled the 1990 Iraqi invasion), to her family's last flight to Texas.

Read "Rebels by Accident" by Patricia Dunn available from Rakuten Kobo. "A powerful coming-of-age story."—Publishers Weekly A fresh, authentic coming of age story about a rebellious Arab-Ameri. Ya Novels, Books For Teens, Ya Books, Coming Of Age, Book Making, Book Recommendations, The Book, Rebel, Revolution

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Mariam, a troubled teenaged Egyptian American, is sent to live with her grandmother in Cairo where she meets a girl named Asmaa who calls the people of Egypt to protest against their president, and Mariam finds herself in the middle of a revolution and falling in love for the first time.