Written by Zanib Mian
Illustrated by Nasaya Mafaridik
Published by Penguin Young Readers Group
Welcome to the imaginative brain of Omar!
Omar and his family have just moved, and he is NOT excited about starting at a new school. What if the work is too hard or the kids are mean or the teacher is a zombie alien?!
But when Omar makes a new best friend, things start looking up. That is, until a Big Mean Bully named Daniel makes every day a nightmare! Daniel even tells Omar that all Muslims are going to be kicked out of the country . . . Could that possibly be true?
Luckily, Omar’s enormous imagination and goofy family help him get through life’s ups and downs.
Omar’s funny, relatable narrative is the perfect answer to the call for both mirrors and windows to fill bookshelves with diverse stories.
Primary ISBN: 9780593109212
Available As: Hardcover, Paperback, eBook
Middle Grade, Age 08 or older
Community Represented: Pakistani/Pakistani American
Themes: Community Action, Cross-Group Friendship, Discrimination: Cultural, Discrimination: Religious, Genre: Action Adventure, Multiracial Identity, Own Voices/Lived Experience, Religious Background: Muslim, STEM
Character's Place in the Immigration Journey: Unknown Arrival
Book Creator(s) Connection to the Community Represented: Own Voices/Lived Experience
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