Rebels by Accident

Backorder (temporarily out of stock)

Product Details

Price
$9.99
Publisher
Sourcebooks Fire
Publish Date
Pages
320
Dimensions
5.54 X 0.89 X 8.27 inches | 0.76 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9781492601388
BISAC Categories:

Earn by promoting books

Earn money by sharing your favorite books through our Affiliate program.

Become an affiliate

About the Author

Patricia Dunn is an assistant professor of English at Illinois State University, where she teaches graduate and undergraduate composition, rhetoric, and English studies. In addition to Learning Re-Abled: The Learning Disability Controversy and Composition Studies (Boynton/Cook, 1995), her work has also appeared in CCC, College English, Issues in Writing, and several essay collections.

Reviews

"Rebels By Accident captivates us from the very first page. Patricia Dunn draws us into the richly detailed and often humorous world of sixteen-year-old Arab-American Mariam's quest for love and adventure on the revolutionary streets of Cairo." -- Ayesha Mattu "editor and author of the bestselling anthology Love, InshAllah: The Secret Love Lives of American Muslim Women"
"The Next Best Young Adult Novel. Educational without being preachy, light without being flimsy. Not only realistic, it's grounded in current events." -- Leora Tanenbaum "The Huffington Post"
"Patricia has written a special book and one I read compulsively, not content until I'd finished it in one sitting. ? I laughed and I cried. The only thing left to say is, ?more please?!? -- Randa Abdel-Fattah "Best Selling Author and Human Rights Activist. Author of Ten Things I hate About Me and six other novels"
"Illuminating for young readers the complex role of youth in the tumultuous Arab Spring, Mariam's story reflects upon important concerns that American Muslims face, providing a valuable perspective on the power young people can wield in truly affecting change in the world." -- Daisy Khan "Executive Director, American Society for Muslim Advancement"
"Mariam is desperate to see what it feels like to be a part of the inside crowd, if only for an evening. That fateful night lands her in the middle of a series of explosive events that change her life and those of millions worldwide. This is a story that will open hearts and minds." -- Carole Geithner "author of If Only, Scholastic"
"The book has, along with its wisdom, and its rich characters, wonderful pacing and dialogue, and a real feel for the reality of young people's prejudices and passions, as well as the way in which they can melt, in the face of reality. It seems to me to be as compelling for parents as for young adults." -- Myra Goldberg "Rosalind, Whistling and the forthcoming As It Turned Out"
"Rebels By Accident is no accident but rather a work of pure genius! The story is infused with a rich culture that few know about. It's a story about finding oneself and appreciating that discovery. Patricia presents the reader with a character who is relatable, interesting and whose journey captures the imagination. " -- Jaela Cheeks Lomax "Senior at Ursuline High School, New Rochelle NY"
""Rebels by Accident" was a fun, lovely, humorous, and bittersweet story about two girls experiencing a country in turmoil and getting to know a grandmother who was full of wisdom and love. " - Wishful Endings
"The author shines at writing teenagers..an excellent young-adult novel that is an important and enjoyable read for both teenage girls and any adult wanting to understand more about the present-day life of Egyptian Americans. ." - Kirkus
"A powerful coming-of-age story set on the brink of Egypt's January 25 Revolution in 2011... Dunn allows Mariam's voice its space-making it tentative, passionate, doubting, and utterly believable-while creating a cast of Cairo youth, rebels, and expatriates that upend Mariam's preconceptions and will do the same for many readers." - Publishers Weekly
"A sweet coming-of-age tale that sheds light on the plight of anyone who feels like an outsider" - School Library Journal
""Told through the eyes of sixteen-year-old Mariam, an Egyptian-American girl who travels to Egypt during the Arab Spring, Rebels by Accident captivates and engrosses the reader. Illuminating for young readers the complex role of youth in the tumultuous Arab Spring, Mariam's story reflects upon important concerns that American Muslims face, providing a valuable perspective on the power young people can wield in truly affecting change in the world." " - American Society For Muslim Advancement
"Rebels by Accident was a fun, lovely, humorous, and bittersweet story about two girls experiencing a country in turmoil and getting to know a grandmother who was full of wisdom and love. " - Wishful Endings
"An interesting, heartfelt read full of diversity and historical developments, Rebels by Accident is a wonderful read for teens who are curious about cultural diversity and/or political reform." - Compass Book Ratings
"The fanciful travelogue/romance overlay humanizes the political substrate and draws attention to the connections between American teens and those involved in the protests by highlighting the commonality of their ages and concerns" - Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books
"The discussion of politics and revolution is inspiring. A good choice for libraries looking to expand offerings about other cultures and politics." - Booklist
s