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AkooBooks Audio: 5 middle grade and young adult audiobooks with muslim girl protagonists.

AkooBooks Audio: 5 middle grade and young adult audiobooks with muslim girl protagonists.

This audiobook playlist is inspired by Kendra Winchestor's post on Book Riot. These 5 audiobooks feature Muslim girls as the main characters.

Playlist Tags: AkooBooks genre: Children's audience: middle grade audience: tweens bookstore-created topic: girls topic: muslim audience: teens audience: kids

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A Very Large Expanse of Sea

By Tahereh Mafi
Narrated by: Priya Ayyar
Length: 6 hours 43 minutes

A National Book Award Longlist title!

From the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of the Shatter Me series comes a powerful, heartrending contemporary novel about fear, first love, and the devastating impact of prejudice.

It’s 2002, a year after 9/11. It’s an extremely turbulent time politically, but especially so for someone like...

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Other Words for Home

By Jasmine Warga
Narrated by: Vaneh Assadourian
Length: 3 hours 49 minutes

Other Words for Home

“Jasmine Warga's verse beautifully illustrate the struggles and heartache when starting a new life. Through the eyes of a young Syrian girl we learn the hopes and dreams not so unlike any other kid. We learn the conflicts faced when moving to a new country and trying to create a home in America. A great listen!!”

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Amal Unbound

By Aisha Saeed
Narrated by: Priya Ayyar
Length: 4 hours 36 minutes

"Saeed's timely and stirring middle-grade debut is a celebration of resistance and justice."--Kirkus Reviews, starred review

The compelling story of a girl's fight to regain her life and dreams after being forced into indentured servitude.


Life is quiet and ordinary in Amal's Pakistani village, but she had no complaints, and besides, she's busy... Read more »

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Amina's Voice

By Hena Khan
Narrated by: Soneela Nankani
Length: 4 hours 19 minutes

"Amina's anxieties are entirely relatable, but it's her sweet-hearted nature that makes her such a winning protagonist." -Entertainment Weekly A Pakistani-American Muslim girl struggles to stay true to her family's vibrant culture while simultaneously blending in at school after tragedy strikes her community in this sweet and moving middle grade... Read more »

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Love from A to Z

By S. K. Ali
Narrated by: Priya Ayyar, Tim Chiou & S. K. Ali
Length: 9 hours 10 minutes

“The bighearted, wildly charming, painfully real love story I’ve been waiting for.” —Becky Albertalli, New York Times bestselling author of Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda

“Heartfelt and powerful.” —Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

From William C. Morris Award Finalist S.K. Ali comes an unforgettable romance that is The Sun Is Also a Star meets... Read more »

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