Saints and Misfits by S.K. Ali
Toronto author S.K. Ali's debut novel follows 15-year-old Janna Yusuf—a hijabi who's obsessed with Flannery O'Connor—as the teen copes with her parents' divorce, a crush on a non-Muslim boy, and the knowledge that a much-admired member of her local mosque tried to sexually assault her. Saints and Misfits is part of Simon & Schuster's new Salaam Reads series for kids and young adults.
"Set in a multicultural Muslim family, this book is long overdue, a delight for readers who will recognize the culture and essential for those unfamiliar with Muslim experiences. This quiet read builds to a satisfying conclusion; readers will be glad to make space in their hearts—and bookshelves—for Janna Yusuf."–Kirkus Reviews