Bias, Discrimination & Hate
People, Identity & Culture
Nicholasa Mohr
Age Group:
12 and up
Pinata Books
Bias, Discrimination & Hate
People, Identity & Culture

It's the summer of 1941 and all ten-year-old Nilda wants to do is enjoy the cool water with her friends. She is repeatedly treated with contempt and even disgust by adults in positions of authority including teachers, nurses and social workers. At home, though, she is surrounded by a large and loving family that supports and encourages her artistic abilities. She experiences the onset of World War II and watches anxiously as several brothers go off to war. This coming of age novel offers a glimpse into one girl’s experience of life as an immigrant in New York City.

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Under My Hijab

Hena Khan

As a young girl observes six very different women in her life who each wear the hijab in a unique way, she also dreams of the rich possibilities of her own future, and how she will express her own personality through her hijab.

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