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Middle Eastern Characters and Social/Cultural Themes

Everything Sad is Untrue

Everything Sad Is Untrue: (a true story)

Daniel Nayeri
Age Level:
Middle Grade, YA
Genre:
Fiction
Published:
2020
Other Words for Home

Other Words for Home

Jasmine Warga
Age Level:
Middle Grade
Genre:
Fiction
Published:
2019
Internment

Internment

Samira Ahmed
Age Level:
Middle Grade, YA
Genre:
Fiction, Science fiction / Dystopian
Published:
2019
A Land of Permanent Goodbyes

A Land of Permanent Goodbyes

Atia Abawi
Age Level:
Middle Grade, YA
Genre:
Fiction
Published:
2018
portrait of Middle Eastern girl in hijab holding a tablet with Arabic writing

19 Varieties of Gazelle: Poems of the Middle East

Naomi Shihab Nye
Age Level:
Middle Grade
Genre:
Poetry
Published:
2005
The Turtle of Oman

The Turtle of Oman

Naomi Shihab Nye
Age Level:
Middle Grade
Published:
2014
Two young men looking out over a city

Darius the Great Is Not Okay

Adib Khorram
Age Level:
Middle Grade
Genre:
Fiction
Published:
2018
Refugee

Refugee

Alan Gratz
Age Level:
Middle Grade
Genre:
Historical Fiction
Published:
2017
Like a love story

Like a Love Story

Abdi Nazemian
Age Level:
YA
Genre:
Fiction
Published:
2019
Persepolis

Persepolis: The Story of a Childhood

Marjane Satrapi
Age Level:
Adult
Genre:
Autobiography and Memoir, Nonfiction
Published:
2000