Bound To Stay Bound

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 Huda F are you?
 Author: Fahmy, Huda

 Publisher:  Dial Books (2021)

 Dewey: 741.5
 Classification: Nonfiction
 Physical Description: 184 p., col. ill.

 BTSB No: 320952 ISBN: 9780593324301
 Ages: 13-18 Grades: 8-12

 Muslims -- Fiction
 Identity (Psychology) -- Fiction
 High schools -- Fiction
 School stories
 Humorous fiction
 Graphic novels

Price: $12.29

Huda F. is starting high school in a new town and needs to figure out where she fits in. In graphic novel format.

   Kirkus Reviews (10/01/21)
   Booklist (11/01/21)
 The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books (00/10/21)

Full Text Reviews:

Booklist - 11/01/2021 Fahmy started her comics on Instagram, and the short format has clearly helped her hone her tight comedic timing, which is all over her latest offering, a semi-autobiographical coming-of-age comic about a girl finding her way in high school. Moving to Dearborn meant not being the only hijabi teen in her school, but what exactly is Huda’s identity beyond her headscarf? In her signature loose, expressive cartooning style, Fahmy deftly balances humor and seriousness; while chronicling Huda’s often comical journey to pinpoint a passion, she doesn’t shy away from the micro- and macro-aggressions she endures from other students and one particular teacher, who satisfyingly gets her much-deserved comeuppance after months of antagonizing her many Muslim students. The specific context of Huda’s story is sure to resonate with Muslim teens, but the pitch-perfect jokes and search for a way to stand up for herself without standing out too much is something lots of teens can relate to. Hand this to readers who like slice-of-life gag comics or character-driven graphic novels about discovering one’s true self. - Copyright 2021 Booklist.

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