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Saints and Misfits

Title

Saints and Misfits

Authors

S. K. Ali

Publisher

Salaam Reads / Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers

Publication Year

2017

ISBN

9781481499248

Pages

336 pages

Genre

realism

Format

novel

Item Type

Fiction

Annotation

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.

Grade Level

6-8; 9-12

Topic

Family Relationships; Racial Diveristy; Culture/Ethnicity; Divorce; Step parent; Biracial; Bicultural; co-parenting; two homes; step mother; mixed race; mixed culture; divorced parents

Main Character

girl

Race/Ethnicities

Egyptian / Indian

Family Formation

divorced parents and step mother

Awards

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

Keywords

identity; sexual abuse; sexual assault; social issues; Muslims; hijab

Diversity Impact

indirect

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