Four Starred Reviews. A Kirkus Best Book of 2019.
"Phenomenal."--Kirkus Reviews, Starred Review
"A layered and thoughtful exploration of spiritual awakening that never condescends to teen readers."--School Library Journal, Starred Review
"Sharp and sympathetic exploration of identity."--BCCB, Starred Review
"Courtney examines matters of subtle and blatant Islamophobia, privilege and erasure, and questions of faith and identity with a sensitivity born of experience and respect."--Publishers Weekly, Starred Review
Allie Abraham has it all going for her--she's a straight-A student, with good friends and a close-knit family, and she's dating cute, popular, and sweet Wells Henderson. One problem: Wells's father is Jack Henderson, America's most famous conservative shock jock...and Allie hasn't told Wells that her family is Muslim. It's not like Allie's religion is a secret, exactly. It's just that her parents don't practice and raised her to keep her Islamic heritage to herself. But as Allie witnesses ever-growing Islamophobia in her small town and across the nation, she begins to embrace her faith--studying it, practicing it, and facing hatred and misunderstanding for it. Who is Allie, if she sheds the façade of the "perfect" all-American girl? What does it mean to be a "Good Muslim?"And can a Muslim girl in America ever truly fit in?
ALL-AMERICAN MUSLIM GIRL is a relevant, relatable story of being caught between two worlds, and the struggles and hard-won joys of finding your place.
"I was riveted as Allie navigated a world as torn as our own. ALL-AMERICAN MUSLIM GIRL delivers an important message: faith, like many things, is not something we inherit. Poignant and telling, Nadine Jolie Courtney's latest is not a story to miss."--Hafsah Faizal, New York Times Bestselling Author of We Hunt the Flame