Yusuf Azeem Is Not a Hero by Saadia Faruqi audiobook

Yusuf Azeem Is Not a Hero

By Saadia Faruqi
Read by Vikas Adam

Quill Tree Books, HarperCollins 9780062943255

Unabridged

Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9798200742134

  • ISBN: 9798200742127

  • ISBN: 9798200742141

Runtime: 8.44 Hours
Category: Fiction
Audience: Children (8–12)
Language: English

Summary

Summary

At a time when we are all asking questions about identity, grief, and how to stand up for what is right, this book by the author of A Thousand Questions will hit home with young readers who love Hena Khan and Varian Johnson—or anyone struggling to understand recent U.S. history and how it still affects us today.  

Yusuf Azeem has spent all his life in the small town of Frey, Texas—and nearly that long waiting for the chance to participate in the regional robotics competition, which he just knows he can win.

Only, this year is going to be more difficult than he thought. Because this year is the twentieth anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, an anniversary that has everyone in his Muslim community on edge.

With “Never Forget” banners everywhere and a hostile group of townspeople protesting the new mosque, Yusuf realizes that the country’s anger from two decades ago hasn’t gone away. Can he hold onto his joy—and his friendships—in the face of heartache and prejudice?

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Author

Author Bio: Saadia Faruqi

Author Bio: Saadia Faruqi

Saadia Faruqi is a Pakistani American author, essayist, and interfaith activist. Her book Meet Yasmin! received starred reviews, and she is also author of the adult fiction book Brick Walls: Tales of Hope & Courage from Pakistan. She lives with her husband and children in Houston, Texas, where she is editor-in-chief of Blue Minaret, a magazine for Muslim art, poetry, and prose.

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Details

Details

Available Formats : CD, Library CD, MP3 CD
Category: Fiction
Runtime: 8.44
Audience: Children (8–12)
Language: English