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The Lines We Cross

By Randa Abdel-Fattah   

Scholastic Inc | ISBN 9781338118667 Hardcover
400 Pages | 5.86" x 8.53" | Ages 12 & Up

Scholastic Inc | ISBN 9781338118674 Ebook
400 Pages | Ages 12 & Up

From one of the most important voices in contemporary Muslim literature comes a remarkable story about the power of choosing tolerance.

Michael usually concerns himself with basketball and hanging out with his friends, but every once in a while, his parents drag him to meetings and rallies with their anti-immigrant group. And it all makes sense to Michael.

Until Mina, a beautiful girl from the other side of the protest lines, shows up at his school, and turns out to be funny, smart — and a Muslim refugee from Afghanistan. Suddenly, his parents' politics seem much more complicated.

Mina has already had a long and arduous journey leaving behind her besieged home in Afghanistan, and the frigid welcome at her new school is daunting. She just wants to settle in and help her parents get their restaurant up and running. But nothing about her new community will be that easy. As tensions increase, lines are drawn. Michael has to decide where he stands. Mina has to protect herself and her family. Both have to choose what they want their world to look like.

Raves & reviews:

Praise for Where the Streets Had a Name:

* "Abdel-Fattah manages to walk the line of truth-telling and sensitivity." —School Library Journal, starred review

"A refreshing and hopeful teen perspective on the Israeli-Palestinian dilemma." —Kirkus Reviews

Praise for Ten Things I Hate About Me:

"Written with insight, humor and sensitivity, Abdel-Fattah introduces a winning Muslim-Australian heroine who discovers that 'honesty is liberating.'" —Kirkus Reviews

"The book will . . . appeal to teens who like stories about outsiders finding their place in the world." —School Library Journal