Saints and Misfits
Salaam Reads / Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
Fifteen-year-old Janna Yusuf, a Flannery O'Connor-obsessed book nerd and the daughter of the only divorced mother at their mosque, 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.
Family Relationships; Racial Diveristy; Culture/Ethnicity; Divorce; Step parent; Biracial; Bicultural; co-parenting; two homes; step mother; mixed race; mixed culture; divorced parents
Egyptian / Indian
divorced parents and step mother
Asian Pacific American Award for Literature, 2017, Honor, Young Adult
Cybils Awards, 2017, Nominee, Young Adult Fiction
William C. Morris Award, 2018, Finalist, Young Adult
identity; sexual abuse; sexual assault; social issues; Muslims; hijab
Ali, S. K., "Saints and Misfits" (2017). Diverse Families. 1234.