Narrator Priya Ayyar immediately communicates the wit of high school student Allie Abraham. She looks like an all-American white girl and is more opposed to bigotry than her Christian-born mother and nonpracticing Muslim-born father. Her close relationship with her parents and their protective attitude toward her are made clear as she mocks a xenophobic newscaster and then confronts someone who is Islamophobic. Ayyar soon makes known Allie's divided soul. She longs to connect with her Muslim heritage in a way her father has not. The divide deepens as Ayyar reveals Allie's burgeoning first love for Wells, a genuinely caring teen who happens to be the son of the hateful newscaster she abhors. Ayyar lends believability to Allie's explorations of religion, sexism, discrimination, and herself. S.W. © AudioFile 2019, Portland, Maine [Published: DECEMBER 2019]
Trade Ed. Dreamscape 2019
CD ISBN 9781974959273 $39.99 Eight CDs
MP3-CD ISBN 9781974959310 $22.99 Two MP3-CDs
DD ISBN 9781974959303 $24.99
Library Ed. Dreamscape 2019
DD ISBN 9781974959297 $64.00
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