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The Resource Saints and misfits : a novel, by S.K. Ali

Saints and misfits : a novel, by S.K. Ali

Label
Saints and misfits : a novel
Title
Saints and misfits
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
by S.K. Ali
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Saints and Misfits is an unforgettable debut novel that feels like a modern day My So-Called Life...starring a Muslim teen. There are three kinds of people in my world: 1. Saints, those special people moving the world forward. Sometimes you glaze over them. Or, at least, I do. They're in your face so much, you can't see them, like how you can't see your nose. 2. Misfits, people who don't belong. Like me--the way I don't fit into Dad's brand-new family or in the leftover one composed of Mom and my older brother, Mama's-Boy-Muhammad. Also, there's Jeremy and me. Misfits. Because although, alliteratively speaking, Janna and Jeremy sound good together, we don't go together. Same planet, different worlds. But sometimes worlds collide and beautiful things happen, right? 3. Monsters. Well, monsters wearing saint masks, like in Flannery O'Connor's stories. Like the monster at my mosque. People think he's holy, untouchable, but nobody has seen under the mask. Except me
Summary
Fifteen-year-old Janna Yusuf, a Flannery O'Connor-obsessed book nerd and the daughter of the only divorced mother at their mosque, tries to make sense of the events that follow when her best friend's cousin--a holy star in the Muslim community--attempts to assault her at the end of sophomore year
Theme
Storyline
Tone
Character
Award
  • OLA Best Bets, 2017
  • YALSA Best Fiction for Young Adults, 2018.
  • Amelia Bloomer List, 2018.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10567678
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
[Fic]
Index
no index present
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/lexile
710
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • 9
  • 12
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Target audience
adolescent
Label
Saints and misfits : a novel, by S.K. Ali
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
328 pages
Isbn
9781481499248
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2016041455
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)960031230
Label
Saints and misfits : a novel, by S.K. Ali
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
328 pages
Isbn
9781481499248
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2016041455
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)960031230

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