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A Very Large Expanse of Sea

Label
A Very Large Expanse of Sea
Title
A Very Large Expanse of Sea
Statement of responsibility
Tahereh Mafi
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Longlisted for the National Book Award for Young People's Literature!From the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of the Shatter Me series comes a powerful, heartrending contemporary novel about fear, first love, and the devastating impact of prejudice.It's 2002, a year after 9/11. It's an extremely turbulent time politically, but especially so for someone like Shirin, a sixteen-year-old Muslim girl who's tired of being stereotyped.Shirin is never surprised by how horrible people can be. She's tired of the rude stares, the degrading comments—even the physical violence—she endures as a result of her race, her religion, and the hijab she wears every day. So she's built up protective walls and refuses to let anyone close enough to hurt her. Instead, she drowns her frustrations in music and spends her afternoons break-dancing with her brother.But then she meets Ocean James. He's the first person in forever who really seems to want to get to know Shirin. It terrifies her—they seem to come from two irreconcilable worlds—and Shirin has had her guard up for so long that she's not sure she'll ever be able to let it down
Summary
A year after 9/11, Muslim teenager Shirin has completely withdrawn from social life, until she meets Ocean James in her biology class and is tempted to actually let her guard down
Theme
Storyline
Character
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10736785
Cataloging source
DLC
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Mafi, Tahereh
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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  • 9
  • 12
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Romance
  • Young Adult Fiction
  • Young Adult Literature
Target audience
adolescent
Label
A Very Large Expanse of Sea
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Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:431f73bd-815f-4385-9388-82200a709fa0
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9780062866585
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Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
A Very Large Expanse of Sea
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:431f73bd-815f-4385-9388-82200a709fa0
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9780062866585
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk

Library Locations

    • Independence Public LibraryBorrow it
      175 Monmouth Street, Independence, OR, 97351, US
      44.851488 -123.185756
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