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The Resource Muslim girl : a coming of age, Amani Al-Khatahtbeh

Muslim girl : a coming of age, Amani Al-Khatahtbeh

Label
Muslim girl : a coming of age
Title
Muslim girl
Title remainder
a coming of age
Statement of responsibility
Amani Al-Khatahtbeh
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Required reading from the founder of MuslimGirl.com--a harrowing and candid memoir about coming of age as a Muslim American in the wake of 9/11, during the never-ending war on terror, and through the Trump era of casual racism.At nine years old, Amani Al-Khatahtbeh watched from her home in New Jersey as two planes crashed into the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001. That same year, she heard her first racial slur. At age eleven, when the United States had begun to invade Iraq and the television was flooded with anti-Muslim commentary, Amani felt overwhelmed with feelings of intense alienation from American society. At thirteen, her family took a trip to her father's native homeland of Jordan, and Amani experienced firsthand a culture built on pure religion, not Islamic stereotypes. Inspired by her trip and after years of feeling like her voice as a Muslim woman was marginalized and neglected during a time when all the media could talk about was, ironically, Muslim women, Amani created a website called MuslimGirl. As the editor-in-chief, she put together a team of Muslim women and started a life dedicated to activism. This is the extraordinary account of Amani's journey through adolescence as a Muslim girl, from the Islamophobia she's faced on a daily basis, to the website she launched that became a cultural phenomenon, to the nation's political climate in the 2016 election cycle with Donald Trump as the Republican frontrunner. While dispelling the myth that a headscarf makes you a walking target for terrorism, she shares both her own personal accounts and anecdotes from the "sisterhood" of writers that serve as her editorial team at MuslimGirl. Amani's honest, urgent message is fresh, timely, and a deeply necessary counterpoint to the current rhetoric about the Middle East
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Al-Khatahtbeh, Amani
Dewey number
  • 297.092
  • B
Index
no index present
LC call number
CT275.A457
LC item number
A3 2016
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Al-Khatahtbeh, Amani
  • Muslim women
Label
Muslim girl : a coming of age, Amani Al-Khatahtbeh
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
2016036977
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
Extent
134 pages
Isbn
9781501159503
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2016036977
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
Muslim girl : a coming of age, Amani Al-Khatahtbeh
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
2016036977
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
Extent
134 pages
Isbn
9781501159503
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2016036977
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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