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- "It can be hard to find a good book with a Muslim teenager, but the book From Somalia with Love is an excellent read about a Muslim teenager. It is a realistic fiction book that can help other people learn about Muslim teenagers. If I was a teacher I would say that this would be on my fifth grade reading list. ""The book is from the perspective of a girl, and I think young adult fiction appeals primarily to teens of the same gender. So this is an interesting story for a young woman to read, but given the strong gender roles in Muslim culture, I doubt it would appeal to boys"
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- "This book features a main character who experiences some culture shock - they were born in an Islamic country, but moved to a considerably more secular place. On one hand, this makes it so that there are not that many Islamic characters relative to what you might find to a book actually set in the Middle East. On the other hand, it does provide some insights into what it is like to be Muslim in a more secular society, which gives you more looks into the nature of faith - there's not much of a struggle for someone to live a lifestyle that's exactly like what everyone else around them lives.""From Somalia with Love is a great book--I enjoyed it as an adult, even though it's sold as YA. It taught me a lot about a culture I didn't know about, which Na'ima B. Robert seems extremely knowledgeable about, without seeming like a textbook."
- "I got this for my kids to learn about what it fells like to be an immigrant . They both loved it and have passed it around to their friends who also loved it. It is a first hand look which makes it all the more enjoyable and believable. How difficult war is on children is important for children to learn also. Highly recommend."
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in What are the best fiction books"I don't normally read a lot of books but I got this one for my birthday. I found it really well written, and relatable. It really captures some of the essence of growing up. Recommend for any young adult readers!"