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Fight Back

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FORMAT: Paperback PRICE: £7.99 PAGES: 400 Pages PUBLICATION DATE: 02/06/2022 ISBN: 9780702315886

Fight Back

A.M. Dassu

Scholastic

A story about finding your identity and fighting for it.

British-born Aaliyah is an ordinary thirteen year old living in the Midlands. She isn't too concerned with news about the rise of the far right ... until a terrorist attack at a concert occurs near her home and racial tension in her area increases.

Her right to wear a hijab at school is questioned and she is
attacked and intimidated. Discovering she's not alone, Aaliyah must decide whether to take a stand and try to unite her peers to halt the tide of hatred rippling through her community.

Selling Points:

  • A triumphant story of friendship and unity following a young Muslim protagonist in the wake of a terrorist attack at a pop concert.
  • A nuanced, empathetic and accessible look at the experience of growing up Muslim in Britain today - with a main character who will resonate with young, switched-on kids everywhere, who want to help unite and heal the world.
  • Main character Aaliyah makes it her mission to rally the disparate factions of her school with the help of her friends.
  • A.M. Dassu is the author of WCBP-shortlisted debut Boy, Everywhere.

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