A Very Large Expanse of Sea (Pre-Recorded Audio Player)

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Fall 2018 Kids Indie Next List

“This beautiful and eye-opening novel takes place one year after 9/11, and the deeply rooted racism that became more aggressive after the attack. Intentional or not, Shirin's peers treat her differently than anyone else. She tries to get by under the radar, but it's hard to do that when Ocean, a popular white boy, takes an interest in her-- and not just because of her culture. Although it's based 16 years in the past, A Very Large Expanse of Sea is still an important and relevant novel in today's world affairs, and an essential edition to every literary collection.”
— Andrew King, University Book Store, Seattle, WA

Winter 2019 Reading Group Indie Next List

“Venturing into realistic fiction for the first time, Tahereh Mafi tells the story of a high school sophomore attempting to navigate a post-9/11 world without sacrificing her Muslim identity, while also reconciling her intense feelings for her all-American-boy lab partner. As much adversity as she faces, both outside and within, Shirin is a wonderful person to spend a book with. Readers will find this story of prejudice, love, and breakdancing (yes, breakdancing) has taken up residence in their hearts long after they’ve put the book down.”
— Sarah Holt, Left Bank Books, St. Louis, MO

Product Details
ISBN: 9781987145816
ISBN-10: 198714581X
Publisher: HarperCollins
Publication Date: October 16th, 2018
Language: English