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“[A] stirring and uplifting story of family and identity.”
Publishers Weekly, Starred Review

Saving Sunshine

Written by Saadia Faruqi
Illustrated by Shazleen Khan
Published by First Second

It’s hard enough being a kid without being teased for a funny sounding name or wearing a hijab.

It’s even harder when you’re constantly fighting your sibling—and Zara and Zeeshan really can’t stand each other. During a family trip to Florida, when the bickering, shoving, and insults reach new heights of chaos, their parents sentence them to the worst possible fate— each other’s company! But when the twins find an ailing turtle, it presents a rare opportunity for teamwork—if the two can put their differences aside at last.

Primary ISBN: 9781250793805
Publication Date: September 2023
Available As: Hardcover, Paperback, eBook
Graphic Novel, Middle Grade, Age 08 or older

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Setting: United States (Florida)

Character's Place in the Immigration Journey: Unknown

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

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