What are the best books that feature Muslim teenagers?

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    #1Does My Head Look Big In This?

    Does My Head Look Big In This?
    Does My Head Look Big In This? is a book by Randa Abdel-Fattah that tells the story of Amal, a young girl who decided to embrace her faith despite all the judgments from the people around her. 
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    David Peters
    Written on May 16, 2018
    "As far as stories about Muslim teenagers go, this is the best one I've come across. I haven't come across too many, but this one is genuinely touching, as a young woman embraces her faith and deals with the reactions. It wasn't patronizing at all, which is what I usually expect from these kinds of novels. Instead, it was incredibly humanizing and I recommend it."
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    #2From Somalia with Love

    From Somalia with Love
    From Somalia with Love is a young adult realist fiction written by Na'ima B. Robert. This children's' cultural fiction book is first published in 2008. 
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    Doris Sun
    Written on May 15, 2018
    "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. "
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    #3Ask Me No Questions

    Ask Me No Questions
    Ask Me No Questions is a book by Marina Budhos that tells the story of Nadira. She and her family are illegal immigrants from Canada. They are hiding from the police but after the 9/11 attack, their lives are at stake.
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    Helen Reed
    Written on May 10, 2018
    "This book is about a 14 year old Bangladesh girl named Nadira whom with her family has been living on expired work visas in New York. life after 9/11 for a Muslim changed everything for her family. Her dad being detained at the Us Canada border sends her life into a whirl pretending everything is the same. College doesn't even seem the same anymore. "
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    #4Where the Streets Had a Name

    Where the Streets Had a Name
    Where the Streets Had a Name is a contemporary realistic fiction book for young adults that is authored by Randa Abdel-Fattah, published Pan Macmillan on January 1, 2008. It follows the story of Hayaat and her beloved Sitti Zeynab.
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    Anthony Dunn
    Written on May 20, 2018
    "This very famous book which you can not stop reading this last year 2017, I am filled with feeling to know that a 13 year old boy embarks on a trip from Bethlehem to Jerusalem to fulfill the dream of his sick grandmother, you can fill yourself with surprises in the adventure undertaken by this child, I could feel very bad for him to know that being so young could suffer so much losing someone so serrano in an accident, I recommend you read these novels if you are a lover of adventure. I could imagine the story clearly and easily as it is full of clear information and easy to understand, it is a story well written and full of emotions and experiences lived by this little character."
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    #5The Complete Persepolis

    The Complete Persepolis
    The Complete Persepolis is a compilation of  Marjane Satrapi's best-selling, graphic memoir about her childhood and coming of age during the Islamic Revolution. The book was published by Pantheon Books on  October 30th, 2007.
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    Randy Hanson
    Written on May 15, 2018
    "One of the greatest graphic novels of all time, giving great emotion and depth through straightforward and simplistic artwork. The story itself, an autobiography in a very artistic form, is very fascinating and deep. "
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    #6A Map of Home

    A Map of Home
    A Map of Home is a historical fiction and LGBT-themed book for young adults written by Randa Jarrar published on September 2, 2008 by Other Press. It follows the story of Nidali's life from her childhood to her teenage years.
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    Thomas Tran
    Written on May 16, 2018
    "The author is roughly the same age as me, so I found story that she told interesting. I was able to compare the timeline of events that occur in the book to where I was and what I was thinking at the time it was happening. The central characters are Muslims, and the story follows their roots in Kuwait to their move to Texas around the time of the Gulf war I. I found it very fascinating to read from this perspective while recounting my memories of the events historically."
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    #7Ticket to India

    Ticket to India

    Ticket to India is a middle grade fiction book with a touch of historical and cultural theme authored by N. H. Senzai, and was published on November 17, 2015 by Paula Wiseman Books. It follows the story of Great Partition.

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    Lisa Fields
    Written on May 15, 2018
    "This book starts off with a simple lost treasure quest and turns into so much more. It's really fun to read and the characters are so well rounded. I enjoyed the look into India's past through the eyes of the protagonist. "
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    #8If You Could Be Mine

    If You Could Be Mine

    If You Could Be Mine is a contemporary LGBT romance and fiction book for young adults written by Sara Farizan and was published on August 20, 2013 by Alqonquin Young Readers. It follows the story of Sahar as she falls in love with Nasrin.

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    Brandon Douglas
    Written on May 13, 2018
    "Two young Iranian teenagers bond over time and fall in love with each other, living among a war torn city with death and destruction around them. Their romantic relationship endures and overcomes the tragedies around them, until their families force each into separate arranged marriages. How these two cope with this drama is the core of the story and the author does well to keep the reader engaged to care about these characters."
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    #9Moon at Nine

    Moon at Nine
    Moon at Nine is a historical romance fiction book authored by Deborah Ellis and was published on April 1, 2014 by Pajama Press. It follows the story of a young woman born to an aristocratic family.
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    Tyler McDonald
    Written on May 15, 2018
    "While moon at nine is a good option and best in this case is subjective, i have to disagree that it is the very best. I recomend The Complete Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi. This book is well known and greatly loved by many, so if your looking for the best this is what i recommend. "
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    #10Unveiling

    Unveiling
    Unveiling is book written by a Muslim writer named Raihanaty A. Jalil and was published on December 28, 2011 by Ash5haa3rah. It follows the story of a woman who does not wear the 'face veil' or 'hijab'.
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    Ai Liu
    Written on May 23, 2018
    "I was interested in the purported subject matter -- an Indonesian Muslim teenage girl and her struggles -- but it just turned out to be another book of badly written poetry. It neither rhymes nor is decent blank verse. It's just really bad teenage poetry."
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    #11Boy vs. Girl

    Boy vs. Girl
    Boy vs. Girl is a young-adult fiction written by Na'ima B. Robert. First published in 2011, Boy vs. Girl focuses on the story of the twins Farhana and Faraz.
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    Patricia Barnes
    Written on May 13, 2018
    "I don't often see books written for teens that feature the Muslim faith, so I was really drawn to this story of a brother and sister who are struggling to reconcile their beliefs with all of the usual teen problems of peer pressure, first romance, parental approval, etc. This was a realistic and entertaining look at a faith I'm unfamiliar with but wanted to know more about. "
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    #12Sweetness in the Belly

    Sweetness in the Belly

    Sweetness in the Belly is a standalone historical fiction novel written by Camilla Gibb which centers on Lilly who goes on on a pilgrimage to Harar, Ethiopia.

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    Gary Lopez
    Written on May 11, 2018
    "A unique coming of age tale about a girl that seems out of place everywhere in the world. A story to make one think more of inclusion in society."

Summary

Best What are the best books that feature Muslim teenagers
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1Does My Head Look Big In This?Books 44 Paid
2From Somalia with LoveBooks 39 Paid
3Ask Me No QuestionsBooks 37 Paid
4Where the Streets Had a NameBooks 35 Paid
5The Complete PersepolisBooks 35 Paid
6A Map of HomeBooks 32 Paid
7Ticket to IndiaBooks 28 Paid
8If You Could Be MineBooks 26 Paid
9Moon at NineBooks 24 Paid
10UnveilingBooks 23 Paid
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