Dhul-Hijjah Book Club Recap and Picks
Updated: Aug 12, 2021
Bismillahi ar-rahmani ar-rahim
Assalamu aleikum waramatulahi wabarakatuhu Dear Readers!
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Come On In
Summary: This exceptional and powerful anthology explores the joys, heartbreaks and triumphs of immigration, with stories by critically acclaimed and bestselling YA authors who are shaped by the journeys they and their families have taken from home—and to find home.
From some of the most exciting bestselling and up-and-coming YA authors writing today…journey from Ecuador to New York City and Argentina to Utah…from Australia to Harlem and India to New Jersey…from Fiji, America, Mexico and more… Come On In.
With characters who face random traffic stops, TSA detention, customs anxiety, and the daunting and inspiring journey to new lands…who camp with their extended families, dance at weddings, keep diaries, teach ESL…who give up their rooms for displaced family, decide their own answer to the question “where are you from?” and so much more… Come On In illuminates fifteen of the myriad facets of the immigrant experience, from authors who have been shaped by the journeys they and their families have taken from home—and to find home.
Thoughts: An emotional collection of immigrant stories.
Rekiya & Z
Summary: When Rekiya and Zaynunah met as teenagers, neither had any inkling this would be the start of a lifelong friendship. That the bond they formed as friends would see them through the best and worst times…
Rekiya & Z explores the themes of Time and its fickleness, trauma, loss and the varying realities of Muslim Womanhood against the backdrop of Africa’s most populous country.
“A balanced rhythmic voice… gripping in its emotions, compelling in its ease… An absent narrative has finally found its medium…”
- Prince Adewale Oreshade, Author, 18th and 19th Century Afro-American Poets and i.
Thoughts: A sad story on friendship, the shortness of life, and the legacy we leave behind. We should always remember that tomorrow is not guaranteed.
Smart Single Muslimah
Summary: ...Getting married is one of the most important decisions of your life. So, before you embark on your marriage journey, you need answers so you have clarity and the confidence to find a compatible husband. Smart Single Muslimah is a practical Muslim marriage guide for Muslim women...
Thoughts: Smart Single Muslimah is a helpful guide for single and searching muslimahs who have no experience whatsoever with the opposite sex. That said, please keep me in mind that even well-designed plans can breakdown. It's just the curveballs of life and the tests of dunya.
Thank you for tuning in and reading. Dear Readers & Members, see you in
Muharram 1443 AH insha'Allah.
Our Usual Book Club Questions Are:
1. What did you like most?
2. What gave you pause?
3. What didn't you like?
4. What are your other thoughts?
5. What question (s) do you have for the author(s)?
6. What questions about the book(s) do you have for the moderator or other members of the discussion(s)?
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