Title: Love, Hate & Other Filters
Authors: Ahmed, Samira
Genre: Fiction
Pages: 255
Year: 2018
Language: English
Description: Maya Aziz can appreciate that her parents will want to control her life for as long as possible, but she is having none of it. She has her sights set high - studying film-making in New York - and nothing is going to stop her. Even a terrorist attack that adds yet another layer of scrutiny for them as Muslims and people of colour, will not deter her.

With its thought-provoking depiction of Islamophobia in contemporary America and its exploration of the challenges for children of migrants, this is an engaging coming-of-age story that will appeal to readers of all ages.

Comments from BDS Reviewers:

"It was a good story and a real page-turner. Loved it. While it's a young adult book, it's definitely one for us older ones too."

"An easy to read book with issues relating to the young today. Very good discussion points."

"This book engages the reader quickly."

"The central character is very well developed. It's a thought-provoking subject matter."

"The young girl has to work her way through the dilemma confronting her and she does it in a very positive way. I enjoyed reading the book."

"There's another thread running through this book and the two stories are well told. The other thread enhances the story."
Categories: Fiction, Contemporary, Culture/Ethnic/Racial, Love story, Relationships, Social commentary/perspectives, America, 2021 Titles


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