All-American Muslim Girl

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Allie Abraham has it all going for her--she's a straight-A student, with good friends and a close-knit family, and she's dating cute, popular, and sweet Wells Henderson. One problem: Wells's father is Jack Henderson, America's most famous conservative shock jock...and Allie hasn't told Wells that her family is Muslim. It's not like Allie's religion is a secret, exactly. It's just that her parents don't practice and raised her to keep her Islamic heritage to herself. But as Allie witnesses ever-growing Islamophobia in her small town and across the nation, she begins to embrace her faith--studying it, practicing it, and facing hatred and misunderstanding for it. Who is Allie, if she sheds the façade of the "perfect" all-American girl? What does it mean to be a "Good Muslim?"And can a Muslim girl in America ever truly fit in?

ALL-AMERICAN MUSLIM GIRL is a relevant, relatable story of being caught between two worlds, and the struggles and hard-won joys of finding your place.

“The book handles the complexity and intersectionality of being a Muslim American woman with finesse, addressing many aspects of identity and Islamic opinions. Phenomenal.”

KIRKUS REVIEWS | STARRED REVIEW

 

Courtney examines matters of subtle and blatant Islamophobia, privilege and erasure, and questions of faith and identity with a sensitivity born of experience and respect.

Publishers Weekly | Starred Review

 

A layered and thoughtful exploration of spiritual awakening that never condescends to teen readers...Religion is rarely handled with such wisdom and depth in YA, or discussed so lovingly

School Library Journal | Starred Review

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. . .Readers trapped between two worlds, religious or not, will find solace here

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A remarkable entry into the contemporary canon.

Barnes & Noble Teen

KIRKUS REVIEWS | STARRED REVIEW

“Phenomenal.”

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