Book details

Macmillan Children's Book

Saving Sunshine

Author: Saadia Faruqi; illustrated by Shazleen Khan

Saving Sunshine

Saving Sunshine

$14.99

About This Book

A Kirkus Best Book of 2023
A New York Public Library Best Book for Kids 2023
A 2024 Texas Library Association Little Maverick Graphic Novel Reading...

Page Count
224
On Sale
09/05/2023
Age Range
8-12

Book Details

A Kirkus Best Book of 2023
A New York Public Library Best Book for Kids 2023
A 2024 Texas Library Association Little Maverick Graphic Novel Reading List Selection

From Saadia Faruqi and Shazleen Khan comes a relatable, funny, and heart-wrenchingly honest graphic novel about Muslim American siblings who must learn how to stop fighting and support each other in a world that is often unkind.


It's hard enough being a kid without being teased for a funny sounding name or wearing a hijab.

It's even harder when you're constantly fighting your sibling—and Zara and Zeeshan really can't stand each other. During a family trip to Florida, when the bickering, shoving, and insults reach new heights of chaos, their parents sentence them to the worst possible fate— each other’s company! But when the twins find an ailing turtle, it presents a rare opportunity for teamwork—if the two can put their differences aside at last.

Imprint Publisher

First Second

ISBN

9781250793812

In The News

A 2024 Bank Street Best Books of the Year
Nominated for the 2024 Jane Addams Children's Book Award
A Kirkus Best Book of 2023

A New York Public Library Best Book for Kids 2023
A YALSA Great Graphic Novels for Teens selection

A 2024 Texas Library Association Little Maverick Graphic Novel Reading List Selection

"A beautiful, realistic, and important story focusing on family and sibling bonds." —Kirkus, starred review

"[A] stirring and uplifting story of family and identity." —Publishers Weekly, starred review

“The art style moreover captures a variety of nuanced expressions with an approachably cute quality, offering emotional depth as well as humor and sweetness.” — The Bulletin of the Center For Children’s Books, starred review

"A
relatable sibling story that approaches tough topics like discrimination with compassion and intention...heartwarming, funny, and bright." —Booklist

"A fine addition for collections seeking representation of discordant sibling relationships." —School Library Journal

About the Creators

Saving Sunshine

Saving Sunshine

$14.99