Iranian/Iranian American

A Very Large Expanse of Sea

by Tahereh Mafi

Age 13 or older

Themes: Cross-Group Dating, Discrimination: Religious, Family Relationship: Parents, Generation: 1st, Multiracial Identity, Own Voices/Lived Experience, Religious Background: Muslim

Americanized: Rebel Without a Green Card

by Sara Saedi

Age 15 or older

Themes: Citizenship, Family Relationship: Parents, Family Relationship: Siblings, Immigrant: Undocumented
Come on In

Come on In

by Adi Alsaid

Age 12 or older

Themes: Anthology, Discrimination: Racial, Family Relationship: Grandparents, Family Relationship: Parents, Generational Differences: Language, Immigrant: Employment, Multiracial Identity, Own Voices/Lived Experience, Religious Background: Muslim, Visiting Home Country

Darius the Great Is Not Okay

by Adib Khorram

Age 12 or older

Themes: Cross-Group Friendship, Generation: 1st, LGBTQIA+, Multiracial Identity, Own Voices/Lived Experience, Visiting Home Country
Everything Sad is Untrue

Everything Sad is Untrue

by Daniel Nayeri

Age 10 or older

Themes: Discrimination: Cultural, Discrimination: Racial, Own Voices/Lived Experience, Refugee Camp, Refugee Journey, Refugee: Persecution, Religious Background: Muslim

Finding Kurdistan: A Kurdish Iranian American’s Journey Home

by Hawreh Haddadi

Age 16 or older

Themes: Family Relationship: Parents, Generation: 1st, Own Voices/Lived Experience, Refugee: Persecution, Refugee: War/Conflict, Visiting Home Country

Here to Stay

by Sara Farizan

Age 12 or older

Themes: Cross-Group Friendship, Discrimination: Racial, Family Relationship: Parents, Generation: 1st, Generation: 2nd, Own Voices/Lived Experience

It Ain’t So Awful, Falafel

by Firoozeh Dumas

Age 09 or older

Themes: Bilingual Character, Discrimination: Cultural, Discrimination: Racial, Education & Literacy, Family Relationship: Parents

Lailah’s Lunchbox

by Reem Faruqi

Age 06 or older

Themes: Celebration & Commemoration, Religious Background: Muslim, Welcoming by Individual

Like a Love Story

by Abdi Nazemian

Age 14 or older

Themes: Allyship, Cross-Group Dating, Discrimination: Cultural, Family Relationship: Parents, Family Relationship: Siblings, Generational Differences: Dating, Immigrant: Education, Immigrant: Employment, LGBTQIA+, The Arts

Lost Boys

by Darcey Rosenblatt

Age 10 or older

Themes: Child Soldiers, Death of Family or Friend, Family Separation: By Detention, Loss of Childhood

My Grandma and Me

by Mina Javaherbin

Age 04 or older

Themes: Cross-Group Friendship, Family Relationship: Grandparents, Religious Background: Muslim

Navid’s Story

by Andy Glynne

Age 05 or older

Themes: Family Separation: On Journey, Refugee Journey, Refugee: Persecution

Saffron Ice Cream

by Rashin Kheiriyeh

Age 04 or older

Themes: Cross-Group Friendship