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When Michael Met Mina

Randa Abdel-Fattah



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28 June 2016
Fiction & Literature; Society & culture: general; Cultural studies; Children's & Educational; General fiction (Children's&YA)
From the bestselling author of Does My Head Look Big In This?

When Michael Met Mina is cutting and hilarious; powerful but warm; diverse but not didactic; fierce and encouraging. It is young adult fiction at its finest: unique and challenging, written well, and without condescension. Australian teens should read this book, then pass it on to their parents. Maxine Beneba Clarke, author of The Hate Race, Foreign Soil and Carrying The World A boy. A girl. Two families. One great divide.

When Michael meets Mina, they are at a rally for refugees - standing on opposite sides.

Mina fled Afghanistan with her mother via a refugee camp, a leaky boat and a detention centre.

Michael's parents have founded a new political party called Aussie Values.

They want to stop the boats.

Mina wants to stop the hate.

When Mina wins a scholarship to Michael's private school, their lives crash together blindingly.

A novel for anyone who wants to fight for love, and against injustice.
By:   Randa Abdel-Fattah
Imprint:   Pan
Country of Publication:   Australia
Dimensions:   Height: 197mm,  Width: 128mm,  Spine: 24mm
Weight:   257g
ISBN:   9781743534977
ISBN 10:   1743534973
Pages:   360
Publication Date:   28 June 2016
Recommended Age:   From 14 to 99 years
Audience:   Children/juvenile ,  College/higher education ,  Professional and scholarly ,  English as a second language ,  Primary
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Randa is an award-winning author, former lawyer, regular media commentator and doctoral candidate researching Islamophobia in Australia. Randa is currently working on the film adaptation of her first novel, Does My Head Look Big in This? and is keen to use her intervention into popular culture to reshape dominant narratives around racism and multiculturalism. Randa has written eight other books, including Ten Things I Hate About Me, Where the Streets Had a Name, Noah's Law and No Sex in the City. She lives in Sydney with her husband and three children.

  • Long-listed for Gold Inky Award 2017
  • Long-listed for Indie Book Awards Young Adult 2017
  • Long-listed for Inky Awards: Gold Inky 2017
  • Long-listed for Inky Awards: Gold Inky 2017.
  • Short-listed for Victorian Premier's Literary Award - Cross Pen Prize for Young Adult Fiction 2017
  • Shortlisted for Victorian Premier's Literary Award - Cross Pen Prize for Young Adult Fiction 2017.

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