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  • ISBN: 9780374309527
  • ISBN: 0374309523
  • Physical Description: pages cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2019.

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Sixteen-year-old Allie, aged seven when she knew her family was different and feared, struggles to claim her Muslim and Arabic heritage while finding her place as an American teenager.

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2019 October #1
    From her looks, people don't suspect Allie is anything but an all-American (that is, white) girl. But when her family settles in Providence, Georgia, the Islamophobia she has until then only witnessed from a distance forces her to find the strength to tell her friends and boyfriend—whose dad is a fearmongering TV talking head—that her family is Muslim. The road to claiming her religion through study is rife with bigotry but also rich with support. There's a lot to unpack here, but isn't there always when it comes to religion and politics? Courtney does so with poise, naturally integrating genuinely informative context into the story. Allie's inner turmoil about having it all while still abiding by her religion resonates, and her choice to be a practicing Muslim is particularly moving during a time when that choice can seem dangerous. Passages debunk misconceptions about Islam, addressing the topics of feminism, equality, and more, urging one to consider how the Western gaze can lead to misinterpretation. Readers trapped between two worlds, religious or not, will find solace here. Grades 9-12. Copyright 2019 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

Nadine Jolie Courtney is the author of the YA novel Romancing the Throne. A graduate of Barnard College, her articles have appeared in Town & Country, Robb Report, and Angeleno. She lives in Santa Monica, California.

Subject: Muslims > Fiction.
Arab Americans > Fiction.
Family life > Fiction.
Prejudices > Fiction.

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