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Nayra and the Djinn by Iasmin Omar Ata
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Nayra and the Djinn by Iasmin Omar Ata
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Feb 28, 2023 | ISBN 9780593117125

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    Feb 28, 2023 | ISBN 9780593117125 | Middle Grade (10 and up)

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“Subtle and powerful emotions, changes between djinn and human worlds, and the passage of time are all conveyed as much through shifting hues and palettes as they are through the text or the striking illustrations themselves. This makes for an ultimately hopeful coming-of-age story that expertly cues readers to emotionally connect with Nayra’s growth.”  —BCCB

“Presenting a slice of life with a tinge of magic, the story’s overall mellow tone is heightened by the color palette’s deep jewel tones. . . Fresh and interesting.” —Kirkus

“A captivating use of Islamic beliefs and culture to share with readers the importance of rebuilding relationships and standing up for oneself.” —SLJ

“With themes of self-acceptance, friendship, and finding strength in cultural heritage, this is a
great pick for fans of Nidhi Chanani’s Pashmina.” —Booklist

“The story will add diversity to collections and will serve as a great jumping-off point for discussions about acceptance and compassion.” —SLC

“Pastel purples, pinks, and blues heighten the graphic novel’s mythical trappings with a soft, melancholy atmosphere and provide a skillful visual contrast between the djinn world and Nayra’s real life . . . Ata deftly constructs a narrative about the challenges surrounding asking for and granting forgiveness, and moving forward.” —Publisher’s Weekly

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