An Emotion Of Great Delight

ISBN-10: 0062972413
ISBN-13: 9780062972415
Author: Mafi, Tahereh
Interest Level: 8-12
Publisher: HarperCollins

Publication Date: June 2021

Copyright: 2021

Page Count: 256


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Interest Level

Grades 8-12

Reading Level

BISAC Subjects

YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Religious / Muslim *

YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Social Themes / Bullying *

Description
It's 2003, several months since the US officially declared war on Iraq, and the American political world has evolved. Tensions are high, hate crimes are on the rise, FBI agents are infiltrating local mosques, and the Muslim community is harassed and targeted more than ever. Shadi, who wears hijab, keeps her head down...She's too busy drowning in her own troubles to find the time to deal with bigots...Shadi is named for joy, but she's haunted by sorrow. Her brother is dead, her father is dying, her mother is falling apart, and her best friend has mysteriously dropped out of her life. And then, of course, there's the small matter of her heart - .It's broken...Shadi tries to navigate her crumbling world by soldiering through, saying nothing. She devours her own pain, each day retreating farther and farther inside herself until finally, one day, everything changes...She explodes.
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