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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Fence: Volume 3 by C.S. Pacat
Publication Date: August 20, 2019
In the third volume of Fence, Nicholas known for his speed not his grace nor technique has his final few bouts to gain a spot on the King’s Row fencing team. Seiji Katamaya continues to destroy his rivals with his flawless technique and expert speed. But, while bouting against each other and other candidates for the team, they begin to change; Nicholas making friends at King’s Row and Seiji realizing he needs to understand Nicholas’s fencing if he ever wants to become number one in the sport.
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Mech Cadet Yu by Greg Pak, Illustrations by Takeshi Miyazawa
Publisher: BOOM! Studios
Publication Date: June 5, 2018
Stanford Yu was a handy janitor at the elite Sky Corps Academy, cleaning up after all the students and cadets. After leaving the bonding ceremony, Stanford runs into one of the alien robots and was surprisingly chosen by the robot to bond with, an honor usually given to trained Mech Cadets. Now, Stanford Yu is the newest Mech Cadet, and the only things standing in his way, are his mother and the other cadets. In order to prove himself, he must train hard, learn to trust the other cadets and fight as a team in order to save the planet from the Sharg.
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