GENRE:  Realistic, Romance

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PUBLISHER:  HarperCollins

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A Very Large Expanse of Sea

By Tahereh Mafi

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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BOOK AWARDS/STARRED REVIEWS

Bank Street Best Children's Book of the Year, 2019

Booklist Editors' Choice: Books for Youth, 2018

Booklist, Starred Review, 2018

Good Reads Choice Award Best Young Adult Fiction, Nominee, 2018

Kirkus, Starred Review, 2019

National Book Award, Longlist, 2018

New York Public Library Best Books for Teens 2018

School Library Journal, Starred Review, 2018

Shelf Awareness, Starred Review, 2018

VOYA Perfect Tens Award, 2018


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