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.
Available As: Paperback
Middle Grade, Age 12 or older
Community Represented: Saudi Arabian/Saudi American
Setting: Saudi Arabia
Character's Place in the Immigration Journey: Immigrant
Book Creator(s) Connection to the Community Represented: Own Voices/Lived Experience
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