All-American Muslim Girl

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Author: Nadine Jolie Courtney

When Allie Abraham starts to explore her Muslim faith, embracing her religion makes her question her own identity. A timely story from an own-voices author and blogger.

Allie Abraham has it all going for her—she’s a straight-A student, with good friends and a close-knit family, and she’s dating popular, sweet Wells Henderson. One problem: Wells’s father is Jack Henderson, America’s most famous conservative shock jock, and Allie hasn’t told Wells that her family is Muslim. It’s not like Allie’s religion is a secret. It’s just that her parents don’t practice, and raised her to keep it to herself. But as Allie witnesses Islamaphobia in her small town and across the nation, she decides to embrace her faith—study, practice it, and even face misunderstanding for it. Who is Allie if she sheds the façade of the “perfect” all-American girl? This is a relevant, relatable story of being caught between two worlds and the struggles and hard-won joys of finding your place.