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American Heart by Laura Moriarty

Published 30 January 2018

Young Adult

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Home Is Not a Country by Safia Elhillo

Published 2 March 2021

Young Adult

“Nothing short of magic.” —Elizabeth Acevedo, New York Times bestselling author of The Poet X   From the  acclaimed poet featured on Forbes Africa’s “30 Under 30” list, this powerful novel-in-verse captures one girl, caught between cultures, on an unexpected journey to face the ephemeral girl she might have been. Woven through with moments of lyrical beauty, this is a tender meditation on family, belonging, and home.   my mother meant to name me     for her favorite flower its sweetness     gar...

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Zara Hossain is Here by Sabina Khan

Published 1 April 2021

Young Adult

A timely and honest coming-of-age story that explores the complicated relationship between identity, culture, family, and love. Seventeen-year-old Pakistani immigrant, Zara Hossain, has been leading a fairly typical life in Texas since her family moved there for her father's work. While dealing with the Islamophobia that she faces at school, Zara has to lay low, trying not to stir up any trouble and jeopardize their family's dependent vis...

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Sadia by Colleen Nelson

Published 3 February 2018

Young Adult

Ruth and Sylvia Schwartz Children's Book Award - Winner, Young Adult * High Plains Book Award - Winner, Young Adult * Red Maple Fiction Award - Shortlisted * Snow Willow Award - Shortlisted Sadia wishes life in high school was as straightforward as a game of basketball. Fifteen-year-old Sadia Ahmadi is passionate about one thing: basketball. Her best friend Mariam, on the other hand, wants to get noticed by the popular crowd and has started de-jabbing, removing her hijab, at school every mor...

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Love, Hate & Other Filters by Samira Ahmed

Published 16 January 2018

Young Adult

A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER. Nominated for the CILIP CARNEGIE MEDAL 2019 A romantic and relevant debut about Islamophobia and how it affects the normal life of a teenage girl. Maya Aziz dreams of being a film maker in New York. Her family have other ideas. They want her to be a dutiful daughter who wears gold jewellery and high heels and trains to be a doctor. But jewellery and heels are so uncomfortable . . . She's also caught between the guy she SHOULD like and the guy sh...

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How It All Blew Up by Arvin Ahmadi

Published 22 September 2020

Young Adult

Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda goes to Italy in Arvin Ahmadi's newest incisive look at identity and what it means to find yourself by running away. Eighteen-year-old Amir Azadi always knew coming out to his Muslim family would be messy--he just didn't think it would end in an airport interrogation room. But when faced with a failed relationship, bullies, and blackmail, running away to Rome is his only option. Right? Soon, late nights with new friends and dates in the Sistine Chapel start to...

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A Very Large Expanse of Sea by Tahereh Mafi

Published 16 October 2018

Young Adult

It s 2002, a year after 9/11, and Shirin has just started at yet another school. It s an extremely turbulent time for the world, but especially for someone like Shirin, a sixteen-year old Muslim girl who s tired of being stereotyped. But then she meets Ocean James. He s the first person in forever who really seems to want to get to know Shirin.

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Bestest. Ramadan. Ever. by Medeia Sharif

Published 8 July 2011

Young Adult

No pizza. No boyfriend. (No life.) Okay, so during Ramadan, we're not allowed to eat from sunrise to sunset. For one whole month. My family does this every year, even though I've been to a mosque exactly twice in my life. And it's true, I could stand to lose a few pounds. (Sadly, my mom's hotness skipped a generation.) But is starvation really an acceptable method? I think not. Even worse, my oppressive parents forbid me to date. This is just cruel and wrong. Especially since Peter, a cute and c...

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All-American Muslim Girl by Nadine Jolie Courtney

Published 12 November 2019

Young Adult

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The Secret Sky by Atia Abawi

Published 28 October 2014

Young Adult

Two teens from different ethnic groups in present-day Afghanistan must fight their culture, tradition, families, and the Taliban to stay together as they and another village boy relate the story of their forbidden love.

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Beneath My Mother's Feet by Amjed Qamar

Published 17 September 2008

Young Adult

"Our lives will always be in the hands of our mothers, whether we like it or not." Nazia doesn't mind when her friends tease and call her a good beti, a dutiful daughter. Growing up in a working-class family in Karachi, Pakistan, Nazia knows that obedience is the least she can give to her mother, who has spent years saving and preparing for her dowry. But every daughter must grow up, and for fourteen-year-old Nazia that day arrives suddenly when her father gets into an accident at work, and he...

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The Awakening of Malcolm X by Ilyasah Shabazz and Tiffany D. Jackson

Published 5 January 2021

Young Adult

No one can be at peace until he has his freedom. In Charlestown Prison, Malcolm Little struggles with the weight of his past. Plagued by nightmares, he drifts through days unsure of his future. Slowly, he befriends other prisoners and writes to his family. He reads all the books in the prison library, joins the debate team and the Nation of Islam. Malcolm grapples with race, politics, religion, and justice in the 1940s. And as his time in jail comes to an end, he begins to awaken - emerging fro...

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This Is My Truth by Yasmin Rahman

Published 22 July 2021


Your friend or your secret - which one will you keep? A powerful book tackling two important subjects, domestic violence and living in foster care, particularly in the Muslim community, by the author of ALL THE THINGS WE NEVER SAID, nominated for the Carnegie Medal, and YA runner-up in the inaugural Diverse Book Awards 2020. Best friends Amani and Huda are getting nervous about their GCSEs - and their future beyond school, which they're both wildly unprepared for. Shy, quiet Amani has an outwa...

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In a Perfect World by Trish Doller

Published 23 May 2017

Young Adult

When her mother has the chance to establish an eye clinic for the poor in Cairo, Egypt, seventeen-year-old Caroline reluctantly gives up her plans for a summer spent with her best friend and boyfriend and instead moves to Cairo, where she encounters a culture and city that enchant her and a charming boy who challenges her thoughts on love, faith, and privilege.

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Counting Down with You by Tashie Bhuiyan

Published 4 May 2021

Young Adult

In this sparkling and romantic YA debut, a reserved Bangladeshi teenager has twenty-eight days to make the biggest decision of her life after agreeing to fake date her school’s resident bad boy. How do you make one month last a lifetime? Karina Ahmed has a plan. Keep her head down, get through high school without a fuss, and follow her parents’ rules—even if it means sacrificing her dreams. When her parents go abroad to Bangladesh for four weeks, Karina expects some peace and quiet. Instead, o...

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Crowning Soul (Heart of Noorenia, #1) by Sahira Javaid

Published 8 September 2020

Young Adult

Be swept away in this unique fantasy debut from Sahira Javaid. A spellbinding adventure of belonging, finding hope and where the price of a soul is another soul’s fate. Perfect for the fans of InuYasha, Children of Blood and Bone and The Candle and The Flame.Nezha Zaman considers her gift to control fire a dangerous secret. A secret that unravels when she encounters a vengeful shadow jinni in a maze garden that has been stalking her family, and knows about her power.Weeks after seeing the demoni...

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I'm not your Slave by Eric Reese

Published 2 December 2017

Young Adult