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A very large expanse of sea / Tahereh Mafi.

Mafi, Tahereh, (author.).


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.

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780062866561
  • ISBN: 0062866567
  • Physical Description: 310 pages ; 22 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York, NY : Harper, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, [2018]

Content descriptions

Study Program Information Note:
Accelerated Reader AR UG 5 10 199230.
Subject: Prejudices > Juvenile fiction.
First loves > Juvenile fiction.
Muslim teenagers > United States > Fiction.
Prejudices > Fiction.
First loves > Fiction.
Iranian Americans > Fiction.
Genre: Romance fiction.
Historical fiction.

Available copies

  • 32 of 34 copies available at Missouri Evergreen. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Cass County.


  • 0 current holds with 34 total copies.
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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Cass County Library-Harrisonville YA MAF 2018 (Text) 0002205823152 Young Adult Fiction Available -

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