Huda F Are You? by Huda Fahmy
Dial Books / Penguin Random House
Publication Date: November 23, 2021
Just before Huda starts high school, her family moves to a new town. Although it is exciting to be somewhere with so many other Muslims, she soon realizes that being “The Only Hijabi” is not actually a personality, and she spirals into an identity crisis. On top of it all, the one thing she used to be able to rely on, meeting her parents’ expectations around grades, is moving out of reach due to a teacher who treats the Muslim kids differently and assigns racist essay topics.
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Cosmoknights, vol. 1 by Hannah Templer
Penguin Random House/Topshelf Publishing
Publication Date: September 10, 2019
Pan’s life isn’t anything to brag about. She works in her dad’s shop, hangs out with her best friend, Tara (who happens to be a princess), and occasionally stares up at the stars, wondering about other worlds. Then, one day, Pan’s whole world turns upside down when Tara runs away off-planet to escape an arranged marriage. And when a pair of space-knights land on Pan’s doorstep, finally SHE has the chance to see the world—and the darker side of some of her world’s traditions. Also, maybe, just maybe, Pan will have the chance to make some changes…
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