Iranian/Iranian American

A Very Large Expanse of Sea

by Tahereh Mafi

Age 13 or older

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

A Whole Song and Dance

by Sarvenaz Tash

Age 12 or older

Themes: Audiobook, Coming of Age, Cross-Group Friendship, Cultural Empowerment & Joy: Identity, Family Relationship: Parents, Generational Differences, LGBTQIA+, Multilingual Character, The Arts

Alone: The Journeys of Three Young Refugees

by Paul Tom

Age 08 or older

Themes: Family Relationship: Parents, Family Separation: On Journey, Graphic Novel, LGBTQIA+, Own Voices/Lived Experience, Refugee: Persecution, Refugee: War/Conflict

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

Baba’s Gift: A Persian Father’s Love of Family

by Ariana Shaheen Amini

Age 04 or older

Themes: Cultural Empowerment & Joy: Identity, Cultural Empowerment & Joy: Storytelling, Family Relationship: Parents, Immigrant: Education, Own Voices/Lived Experience

Babajoon’s Treasure

by Farnaz Esnaashari

Age 04 or older

Themes: Cultural Empowerment & Joy: Identity, Cultural Empowerment & Joy: Storytelling, Family Relationship: Grandparents, Generation: 2nd, Multilingual Character, Own Voices/Lived Experience
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: Audiobook, 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: Audiobook, 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

Grandpa is Here!

by Tanya Rosie

Age 04 or older

Themes: Cultural Empowerment & Joy: Family, Cultural Empowerment & Joy: Food, Family Relationship: Grandparents, Generation: 1st, Generational Differences: Language, Multiracial Identity, Own Voices/Lived Experience, Welcoming by Individual

Here to Stay

by Sara Farizan

Age 13 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

I Remember Warm Rain

by Aruna Kenyi, Hassan Jeylani, Nasra Hassan, Navid Sabeti, Abdiaziz Mohemud, Hashim Abdi, Ridwan Hassan, Estella Omal, Hamid Karimian, Farah Jama, Mohamed Rashid Isaack, Jackson Benjamin, Kahiye Hassan, Aqila Sharafyar, Ali Mohamed

Themes: Anthology, Citizenship, Family Relationship: Grandparents, Family Relationship: Parents, Family Separation: Different Immigration Status, Family Separation: On Journey, Immigrant: Reunion of Family, Multilingual Character, Own Voices/Lived Experience, Refugee Camp, Refugee Journey, Refugee: Undocumented, Refugee: Unspecified, Refugee: War/Conflict, Religious Background: Muslim, Trauma & Healing

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

La forma de un hogar

by Rashin Kheiriyeh

Age 04 or older

Themes: Audiobook, Cultural Empowerment & Joy: Food, Education & Literacy, Non-English Book: Spanish, Own Voices/Lived Experience, Religious Background: Muslim, Welcoming by Individual, Welcoming by School

Lailah’s Lunchbox

by Reem Faruqi

Age 06 or older

Themes: Celebrations: Ramadan, 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: Celebrations: Ramadan, 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

Only This Beautiful Moment

by Abdi Nazemian

Age 13 or older

Themes: Activism, Audiobook, Citizenship, Coming of Age, Cross-Group Friendship, Cultural Empowerment & Joy: Family, Family Relationship: Grandparents, Family Relationship: Parents, Generation: 1st, Generation: 2nd, Generational Differences, LGBTQIA+, Multilingual Character, Own Voices/Lived Experience, Refugee: Persecution, Starred Review, Visiting Home Country

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

Rana Joon and the One and Only Now

by Shideh Etaat

Age 14 or older

Themes: Audiobook, Body Image, Coming of Age, Cross-Group Friendship, Family Relationship: Parents, Family Relationship: Siblings, Family Separation: Different Immigration Status, Generation: 1st, Generational Differences, Generational Differences: Dating, LGBTQIA+, Mental Health, Multilingual Character, Own Voices/Lived Experience, Religious Background: Muslim, The Arts, Trauma & Healing: Death of Family or Friend

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: Core Picture Books (Current)