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East Grand Forks Campbell Library Junior AHMED (Text) 516842 Junior Available -

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  • ISBN: 9781616958473
  • Physical Description: 281 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
  • Publisher: New York, NY : Soho Teen, an imprint of Soho Press, Inc., [2018]

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General Note:
Includes excerpt from The Namesake by Jhumpa Lahiri. Copyright © 2003 by Jhumpa Lahiri.
Summary, etc.:
Maya Aziz, seventeen, is caught between her India-born parents' world of college and marrying a suitable Muslim boy and her dream world of film school and dating her classmate, Phil, when a terrorist attack changes her life forever.
In this unforgettable debut, a Muslim teen copes with Islamophobia, cultural divides among peers and parents, and a reality she can neither explain nor escape. American-born seventeen-year-old Maya Aziz is torn between worlds. There's the proper one her parents expect for their good Indian daugher: attending a college close to their suurban Chicago home, and being paired off with an older Muslim boy her mom deems "suitable." And then there is the world of her dreamss: going to film school and living in New York City - and maybe (just maybe) pursuing a boy she's known from afar since grade school, a boy who's finally falling into her orbit at school. There's also the real world, beyond Maya's control. In the aftermath of a horrific crime perpetrated hundreds of miles away, her life is turned upside down. The community she's known since birth becomes unrecognizable; neighbors and classmates alike are consumed with fear, bigotry, and hatred. Ultimately, Maya must find the strength within to determine where she truly belongs. -- From dust jacket.
Target Audience Note:
HL660L Lexile
Study Program Information Note:
Accelerated Reader UG 4.8 10.0.
Awards Note:
A Junior Library Guild selection, April 2018
CILIP Carnegie Medal Nominee, 2019
School Library Journal's Best Books, 2018
Subject: Muslims > Juvenile fiction.
East Indian Americans > Juvenile fiction.
Dating (Social customs) > Juvenile fiction.
High schools > Juvenile fiction.
Terrorism > Juvenile fiction.
Chicago (Ill.) > Juvenile fiction.
Young adult fiction.
Muslims > Fiction.
East Indian Americans > Fiction.
Dating (Social customs) > Fiction.
High schools > Fiction.
Schools > Fiction.
Terrorism > Fiction.
Family life > Illinois > Chicago > Fiction.
Chicago (Ill.) > Fiction.
Dating (Social customs)
East Indian Americans.
High schools.
Muslims.
Terrorism.
Young adult fiction.
Illinois > Chicago.
Muslims > Fiction.
East Indian Americans > Fiction.
Dating (Social customs) > Fiction.
High schools > Fiction.
School stories.
Terrorism > Fiction.
Family life > Chicago (Ill.) > Fiction.
Chicago (Ill.) > Fiction.
Genre: Young adult fiction.
Fiction.
Juvenile works.
Young adult works.
Fiction.
Juvenile works.
Young adult fiction.
Young adult fiction.

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