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5 Reasons Why You Should Read All American Muslim Girl by Nadine Jolie Courtney

All American Muslim Girl by Nadine Jolie Courtney is out today! And I highly recommend you all go buy and read it! It’s one of my favourite reads this year.

If you haven’t heard what All American Muslim Girl is about then here is the synopsis:

Allie Abraham has it all going for her—she’s a straight-A student, with good friends and a close-knit family, and she’s dating cute, popular, and sweet Wells Henderson. One problem: Wells’s father is Jack Henderson, America’s most famous conservative shock jock…and Allie hasn’t told Wells that her family is Muslim. It’s not like Allie’s religion is a secret, exactly. It’s just that her parents don’t practice and raised her to keep her Islamic heritage to herself. But as Allie witnesses ever-growing Islamophobia in her small town and across the nation, she begins to embrace her faith—studying it, practicing it, and facing hatred and misunderstanding for it. Who is Allie, if she sheds the façade of the “perfect” all-American girl? What does it mean to be a “Good Muslim?” And can a Muslim girl in America ever truly fit in?

So today I’m going to be sharing some reasons as to why you all need to read this absolutely amazing book:

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1 The nuanced Muslim rep – The Muslim rep is done so well in this book! The characters are all at different stages in their faith and they all struggle with something. They discuss so many things that most young Muslims are dealing with and it was so refreshing to see this really great rep.

2 It’s also Ownvoices rep – Which is even more amazing because we never really get to see this Muslim rep in books. When you are white passing and don’t “look” Muslim. It was really interesting to read from this point of view.

3 Great parent relationship – Allie has a really great relationship with her parents and they are present throughout her story and actually play a big part. It’s rare to see great rep for parents. She like other teens has things which she feels hesitant to discuss with them but they are actually pretty understanding.

4 It challenges stereotypes and deals with difficult issues – From what it means to be Muslim today to what a Muslim “looks like” and Islamophobia and racism. It discusses all these and more. There’s discussions on women in Islam and how Islam is not monolith and Muslims are all different just like the rest of the world.

5 The wonderful female friendships – I love books that show great female friendships! Women empowering women is all I want to see in books especially as most seem to focus on how women hate each other. Allie makes some really great friends who help and support her without judgement. Dua especially becomes a really great friend.

So there’s 5 reasons why you should read All American Muslim Girl! I could go on forever because I loved this book so much. I will have my review of the book up in a few days so keep an eye out for that!

You can find more information about Nadine and her book here:

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