A Very Large Expanse of Sea

A Very Large Expanse of Sea

Book - 2018
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A year after 9/11, Muslim teenager Shirin has completely withdrawn from social life, until she meets Ocean James in her biology class and is tempted to actually let her guard down.
Publisher: New York, NY : Harper, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, [2018]
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780062866561
0062866567
Branch Call Number: YA MAFI 2018
Characteristics: 310 pages ; 22 cm

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Shirin, a Muslim teenager tired of constant racist harassment in the wake of 9/11, keeps everyone at a distance but begins to let down her guard with her biology partner, Ocean James.


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OPL_AutumnH Aug 08, 2018

One of my favorite reads of 2018 so far. I loved Shirin. You cannot help but sympathize with the tough demeanor she presents - the way people let their fear turn to prejudice and hatred made me so angry. Bonus points for wonderful Muslim American representation and break dancing!

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