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

An Emotion of Great Delight

by Tahereh Mafi

Age 13 or older

Themes: Discrimination: Cultural, Discrimination: Racial, Discrimination: Religious, Family Relationship: Parents, Generation: 1st, Own Voices/Lived Experience, Trauma & Healing: Death of Family or Friend

Azar on Fire

by Olivia Abtahi

Age 12 or older

Themes: Coming of Age, Cross-Group Dating, Own Voices/Lived Experience, The Arts
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: Economic, Multiracial Identity, Own Voices/Lived Experience, Religious Background: Muslim, Visiting Home Country

Darius the Great Deserves Better

by Adib Khorram

Age 12 or older

Themes: Family Relationship: Grandparents, Family Relationship: Parents, Generation: 2nd, LGBTQIA+, Multiracial Identity, Own Voices/Lived Experience

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

How It All Blew Up

by Arvin Ahmadi

Age 14 or older

Themes: Cross-Group Dating, Detention, Discrimination: Cultural, Discrimination: Religious, Family Relationship: Parents, Generational Differences: Dating, LGBTQIA+, Own Voices/Lived Experience, Religious Background: Muslim

I Miss You I Hate This

by Sara Saedi

Age 14 or older

Themes: Coming of Age, Cross-Group Dating, Cross-Group Friendship, Generation: 2nd, Mental Health, Multilingual Character, Own Voices/Lived Experience, Welcoming by Individual

It Ain’t So Awful, Falafel

by Firoozeh Dumas

Age 09 or older

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

Jasmine Zumideh Needs A Win

by Susan Azim Boyer

Age 12 or older

Themes: Activism, Coming of Age, Cross-Group Friendship, Discrimination: Racial, Generation: 1st, Genre: Romance, Own Voices/Lived Experience, Welcoming by Individual

Lailah’s Lunchbox

by Reem Faruqi

Age 06 or older

Themes: Celebrations, 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: Economic, Immigrant: Education, LGBTQIA+, The Arts

Lost Boys

by Darcey Rosenblatt

Age 10 or older

Themes: Family Separation: By Detention, Human Rights Violation: Child Soldiers, Loss of Childhood, Trauma & Healing: Death of Family or Friend

My Grandma and Me

by Mina Javaherbin

Age 04 or older

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

Mystery Bottle

by Kristen Balouch

Age 03 or older

Themes: Celebrations, Family Relationship: Grandparents, Family Separation: Living with Other Family or Friends, Generation: 2nd, Genre: Fantasy & Folklore

Navid’s Story

by Andy Glynne

Age 05 or older

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

Perfectly Parvin

by Olivia Abtahi

Age 12 or older

Themes: Award Winner, Award Winner: Youth Media Awards 2022, Cross-Group Dating, Cross-Group Friendship, LGBTQIA+, Multiracial Identity, Own Voices/Lived Experience

Saffron Ice Cream

by Rashin Kheiriyeh

Age 04 or older

Themes: Cross-Group Friendship

Story Boat

by Kyo Maclear

Age 03 or older

Themes: Bilingual Book: Ukrainian/English, Engagement Tool: Discussion, Engagement Tool: I'm Your Neighbor Books Created, Family Relationship: Siblings, Refugee Journey, Welcoming by Community, Welcoming Library Selection

The Shape of Home

by Rashin Kheiriyeh

Age 05 or older

Themes: Cultural Empowerment & Joy: Food, Education & Literacy, Own Voices/Lived Experience, Religious Background: Muslim, Welcoming by Individual, Welcoming by School

The Waiting Place: When Home is Lost and a New One Not Yet Found

by Dina Nayeri

Age 8 or older

Themes: Loss of Childhood, Own Voices/Lived Experience, Refugee Camp