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“…offers an eye-opening window into the rigidly restricted lives, clandestine rebellions, and consequential choices of women in a land where ‘everything we want is forbidden or dangerous.'” –Publishers Weekly

Driving By Starlight

Written by Anat Deracine
Published by Square Fish

Sixteen-year-olds Leena and Mishie are best friends. They delight in small rebellions against the Saudi cultural police secret Western clothing, forbidden music, flirtations. But Leena wants college, independence she wants a different life. Though her story is specific to her world (a world where it’s illegal for women to drive, where a ten-year-old boy is the natural choice as guardian of a fatherless woman), ultimately it’s a story about friendship, family, and freedom that transcends cultural differences.

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Available As: Paperback
Middle Grade, Age 12 or older

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Setting: Saudi Arabia

Character’s New Arrival/New American Status: Immigrant

Book Creator(s) Connection to the Community Represented: Own Voices/Lived Experience

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