Author: Ruby Moore (Umm Zakiyyah)
Publisher: Al-Walaa Publications (2012)
Pages: 131 Binding: Paperback
Description from the publisher:
Ruby Moore, better known as Umm Zakiyyah, internationally acclaimed author of the If I Should Speak trilogy, introduces readers to a new genre in her debut juvenile fiction story A Friendship Promise.
Maryam, the main character of this short novel, is the daughter of strict Pakistani-American parents who decide to bend their rules to help a divorced American convert to Islam, whose free-spirited daughter Samira is in need of Muslim friends. Maryam, along with her African-American friend Latifah, tries to find common ground with Samira, but when Samira convinces Maryam to disobey their parents, Maryam is worried they may have gone too far.
Though written for young adults, the story is sure to captivate readers of all ages; and, like the inspirational novels for which the author is worldly renowned, the story promises to stay with readers long after the book is closed.
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