Huda F Are You? by Huda Fahmy
📚 Huda F Are You? 📚
Author/Illustrator: Huda Fahmy @yesimhotinthis
Islamic Content: sprinkled throughout
Concerns: clean for this age group. (crush discussion and period scene)
Huda was the only hijabi in her previous school. After moving to a new town with a large Muslim population, she was trying to figure out who she really is as she can no longer rely on her hijab to define her. As she ventures into finding herself, she makes mistakes along the way only to find her way closer to who she is.
I'm not going to lie and say that the title didn't make me think twice about acquiring this book. However, having loved Huda Fahmy's previous books, It had a leap of faith that this would be no different. It didn't disappoint! The book cleverly explores many relatable themes our teens are up against in a comical yet touching way. Muslim readers will be able to connect to Huda's character in more ways than one. Muslim identity, family, friendships, school, microaggression, islamophobia, and more. The Islamic tidbits are spot on; her reservations about joining a new halaqa group, following the rule of opposite gender interactions, forgiveness. I really didn't expect to tear up in while reading this coming of age of a Muslim teen. Both emotional scenes happen to be related to Huda's mother, but I am not giving away any spoilers! Through this book, Huda truly shows the obstacles Muslims face as they navigate through school, home and self-discovery.
This book releases Nov 23!