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… Read more.
Trigger & Content Warnings
- Islamomisia (theme)
- Hate crimes
- Child neglect
- Physical assault
- Strangulation recounted
- Animal dissection for science class mentioned
- Bullying (theme)