Love From A To Z by S.K. Ali
Publisher Information: New York, NY: Salaam Reads, 2019
Summary: A marvel - something you find amazing. Even ordinary-amazing. Like potatoes---becuase they make French fries happen. Like the perfect fries Adam and his mom used to make together.
A odditity - whatever gives you pause. Like the fact that there are hateful people in the world. Like Zayneb's teacher, who won't stop reminding the class how "bad" Muslims are. But Zayneb, the only Muslim in class, isn't bad. She's angry. When she gets suspended for confromting her teacher, and he begins investigating her activist friends, Zayneb heads to her aunt's house in Doha, Qatar, for an early start to spring break. Fueled by the guilt of getting her friends in trouble, she resolves to try out a newer, "nicer" version of herself in a place where no one knows her. Then her path crosses with Adam's.
Since he got diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in November, Adam's stopped going to classes, intent, instead, on perfecting the making of things. Intent on keeping the memory of his mom alive for his little sister. Adam's also intent on keeping his diagnosis a secret from his grieving father.
Alone, Adam and Zayneb are playing roles for others, keeping their real thoughts locked away in their journals. Until a marvel and an odditity occurs....
Marvel: Adam and Zayneb meeting
Odditity: Adam and Zayneb meeting
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Links of Interest:
Author website: skalibooks.com
Manuscript of The Wonders of Creation and the Odditiesof What Exists (Ajayeb al-Makhuluqat va Gharayeb al-Mowjudat), THe aga Khan Museum: HERE
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