Auckland Libraries: Starring Muslim teens

Starring Muslim teens

Browse this selection of reads with Muslim characters for teens. From sci-fi graphic novels to love stories, there's something for everyone!

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An abundance of Katherines

John Green

Book

Having been recently dumped for the nineteenth time by a girl named Katherine, recent high school graduate and former child prodigy Colin sets off on a road trip with his best friend to try to find some new direction in life.

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The authentics

Abdi Nazemian

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"Daria Esfandyar is an Iranian American fiercely proud of her heritage. But in the course of researching a school project, Daria learns something shocking about her past, which launches her on a journey of self-discovery.

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The complete Persepolis

Marjane Satrapi

Graphic novel

Persepolis is the story of Marjane Satrapi's childhood and coming of age, within a large and loving family in Tehran during the Islamic Revolution.

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Does my head look big in this?

Randa Abdel-Fattah

Book

Welcome to my world. I'm Amal Abdel-Hakim, a sixteen-year-old Australian-Palestinian-Muslim still getting to grips with my various identity hyphens. I thought I had problems...turns out, my friends' lives aren't so perfect either.

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Love, hate & other filters

Samira Ahmed

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Maya Aziz is torn between worlds. There’s the proper one her parents expect for her, and then there is the world of her dreams. There’s also the real world, beyond Maya’s control. In the aftermath of a horrific crime, her life is turned upside down.

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Mirage

Somaiya Daud

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16-year-old Amani is a dreamer. But, when she is kidnapped and taken in secret to the royal palace, she discovers the glitter of the royal court belies a world of violence and fear, and she soon realises that one wrong move could lead to her death.

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Ms. Marvel. 1, No normal

G. Willow Wilson

Graphic novel

Kamala Khan is an ordinary girl from Jersey City - until she's suddenly empowered with extraordinary gifts. But who truly is the new Ms. Marvel? Teenager? Muslim? Inhuman? Find out as she takes the Marvel Universe by storm!

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Saints and misfits

S. K. Ali

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Fifteen-year-old Janna Yusuf tries to make sense of the events that follow when her best friend's cousin - a holy star in the Muslim community - attempts to assault her at the end of sophomore year.

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That thing we call a heart

Sheba Karim

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High school has ended, and Shabnam Qureshi is facing a summer of loneliness and boredom. In her quest to figure out who she really is and what she really wants, Shabnam looks for help in an unexpected place - her family.

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A very large expanse of sea

Tahereh Mafi

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It’s 2002, a year after 9/11. It’s an extremely turbulent time politically, but especially for Shirin, a sixteen-year-old Muslim girl who’s tired of being stereotyped. When she meets Ocean James, against her better judgement, she falls for him.

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Written in the stars

Aisha Saeed

Book

Naila's vacation to visit relatives in Pakistan turns into a nightmare when she discovers her parents want to force her to marry a man she's never met.

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Scarlett undercover

Jennifer Latham

Book

Meet Scarlett, a smart, sarcastic fifteen-year-old Muslim American, ready to take on crime in her hometown. When Scarlett agrees to investigate a local boy's suicide, it doesn't take long for suicide to start looking a lot like murder.

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Annie

LibrarianHelensville Library

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