A very large expanse of sea / Tahereh Mafi

By: Mafi, Tahereh [author]Material type: TextTextEdition: First editionDescription: 310 pages ; 22 cmISBN: 9780062866561; 0062866567Subject(s): Muslim teenagers -- United States -- Juvenile fiction | Prejudices -- Juvenile fiction | First loves -- Juvenile fiction | Muslim teenagers -- United States -- Fiction | Prejudices -- Fiction | First loves -- Fiction | Iranian Americans -- Fiction | Young adult fictionGenre/Form: Romance fiction. | Historical fiction. | Fiction. | Historical fiction. | Juvenile works. | Romance fiction. Summary: It's 2002, a year after 9/11. It's an extremely turbulent time politically, but especially so for someone like Shirin, a sixteen-year-old Muslim girl who's tired of being stereotyped. Shirin is never surprised by how horrible people can be. She's tired of the rude stares, the degrading comments--even the physical violence--she endures as a result of her race, her religion, and the hijab she wears every day. So she's built up protective walls and refuses to let anyone close enough to hurt her. Instead, she drowns her frustrations in music and spends her afternoons break-dancing with her brother. But then she meets Ocean James. He's the first person in forever who really seems to want to get to know Shirin. It terrifies her--they seem to come from two irreconcilable worlds--and Shirin has had her guard up for so long that she's not sure she'll ever be able to let it down
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Martha's Vineyard High School Library
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It's 2002, a year after 9/11. It's an extremely turbulent time politically, but especially so for someone like Shirin, a sixteen-year-old Muslim girl who's tired of being stereotyped. Shirin is never surprised by how horrible people can be. She's tired of the rude stares, the degrading comments--even the physical violence--she endures as a result of her race, her religion, and the hijab she wears every day. So she's built up protective walls and refuses to let anyone close enough to hurt her. Instead, she drowns her frustrations in music and spends her afternoons break-dancing with her brother. But then she meets Ocean James. He's the first person in forever who really seems to want to get to know Shirin. It terrifies her--they seem to come from two irreconcilable worlds--and Shirin has had her guard up for so long that she's not sure she'll ever be able to let it down

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