Travelers Along the Way: A Robin Hood Remix

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Product Details

Price
$18.99  $17.66
Publisher
Feiwel & Friends
Publish Date
Pages
352
Dimensions
5.4 X 8.1 X 1.4 inches | 0.9 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9781250771278

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About the Author

Aminah Mae Safi is a Muslim-American writer. Safi was the winner of the We Need Diverse Books short story contest, and that story appeared in the anthology Fresh Ink. She lives in Los Angeles, California, with her partner and cat. Travelers Along the Way: A Robin Hood Remix is her fourth YA novel, after Not the Girls You're Looking For, Tell Me How You Really Feel, and This Is All Your Fault.

Reviews

Praise for Travelers Along the Way: A Robin Hood Remix:

Winner of the 2022 Middle East Book Award in Youth Literature
A Junior Library Guild Selection
A 2023 ALA Rise List Selection
A Bank Street Best Children's Book of the Year

"Rousing ... Wholly original in its cultural perspective and its centering of strong female characters. ... By creating an almost all-female cast, Safi makes women the heart of her story at a time when they were seen as a 'bargaining chip.'" --Shelf Awareness, starred review

"Travelers Along the Way is the Robin Hood retelling I did not know I wanted. Deeply researched and masterfully written, here is a story that's not only thrilling, but also delightfully clever! Rahma al-Hud and her band of merry misfits will appeal to history buffs and adventure seekers alike. A must read!" --Tanaz Bhathena, author of A Girl Like That and Hunted by the Sky

"If you love heists, found family, and stealing from the rich and giving to the poor, then put Aminah Mae Safi's heartfelt and humorous take on Robin Hood at the very top of your TBR. Sisterhood, cunning disguises, and a bit of horse thievery: Travelers Along the Way is an adventure story that has it all." --Jodi Meadows, New York Times-bestselling co-author of My Lady Jane

"In Travelers Along the Way, Safi has assembled the perfect team to steal my heart. This is the thoughtful, thought-provoking, and wildly fun retelling of Robin Hood you've been waiting for!" --Kiersten White, New York Times-bestselling author of And I Darken

"Rahma al-Hud is everything audiences love about Robin Hood: a quick mind, smart mouth, lightning-fast legs, and unmatched skill with a bow. More importantly, audiences will love everything Rahma al-Hud is not--she is not white, male, Western, noble, or a part of history. Aminah Mae Safi reclaims the story of the Crusades and tells it from the perspective of those who wanted no part in them." --Historical Novel Society

"Finally, a Robin Hood retelling I can get behind! Safi delivers a remarkable new story that stands on its own, adding depth and humor galore while paying homage to a centuries-old myth. Put this one on hold at your local library, because you're not going to want to miss it." --Book Riot

"Truly original . . . Fans of the legend have plenty of references to indulge in, from Rahma al-Hud's similar-sounding name to the roles of her "merry misfits" and the attempts by Queen Isabella to lure her out, and readers who appreciate historical accuracy will delight in the many mentions of real people, places, and events from the past." --Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books (BCCB)

"An imaginative retelling ... Paired with an ethnically diverse cast, a strong, affectionate sibling relationship and touches of romance, queer and straight, lend warmth and humor to the narrative." --Publishers Weekly

"Absolutely brilliant ... Incredibly funny. ... Though you'll fall for the lovable characters, you'll wind up learning about the true historic events that took place during this time within Safi's rich and detailed world." --Buzzfeed

Praise for Remixed Classics:

"'Fun' doesn't even begin to describe this rich and imaginative retelling of Treasure Island. ... It's obvious that this book was a labor of love, which made it all the more enjoyable to read. Pirate stories don't get much better than this." --Hypable, on A Clash of Steel: A Treasure Island Remix by C.B. Lee

"Morrow's ability to take the lingering stain of slavery on American history and use it as a catalyst for unbreakable love and resilience is flawless. That she has remixed a canonical text to do so only further illuminates the need to critically question who holds the pen in telling our nation's story." --Booklist, starred review, on So Many Beginnings: A Little Women Remix by Bethany C. Morrow

"Morrow's nuanced take on what life was like for newly freed Black people at this time will prompt readers to reconsider the simplistic good vs. evil, North vs. South mythologies that characterize too many Civil War narratives. ... Alcott fans and newcomers alike will find much to appreciate in Morrow's sophisticated remix." --BookPage, starred review, on So Many Beginnings: A Little Women Remix by Bethany C. Morrow

"Impressive ... Via delicately written characterizations, each March woman exemplifies the notion that the wounds of bondage don't disappear simply because freedom is at hand, and the racist catalyst of enslavement doesn't disappear with the stroke of a pen, as a beloved story gains new meaning through the lens of enduring Black resilience, love, and hope." --Publishers Weekly, starred review, on So Many Beginnings: A Little Women Remix by Bethany C. Morrow

Praise for This Is All Your Fault:

"Safi's writing style draws readers into the story and makes them feel as if they truly know the characters. This book is a love letter to one of the most popular movies of the '90s and will be enjoyed by everyone who wants to fit in and fight for what they believe." --School Library Journal

"Each brooding, sarcastic, and honest voice is entertaining. ... Readers who appreciate strong character arcs and character-driven stories with clashing personalities will eat this right up." --Booklist

"Safi writes an energizing, character-driven celebration of belonging, acceptance, and sisterhood with a clear nod to the importance of community spaces." --Publishers Weekly

Praise for Tell Me How You Really Feel:

"Wonderful and fulfilling--an enemies-to-lovers story that stands out all on its own." --NPR

"This well-written and supremely satisfying romance should be in all collections." --School Library Journal, starred review

"The best kind of rom-com: genuine and absorbing, with wonderfully over-the-top declarations of love." --Shelf Awareness

Praise for Not the Girls You're Looking For:

"Safi's prose style has a lively staccato rhythm . . . Her story provides a candid perspective on female friendships that are full of conflict, love, and angst." --Publishers Weekly, starred review

"Delightful and funny but still giving voice to serious issues of sexual consent and xenophobia." --Kirkus Reviews

"These authentic teen girls are smart, complicated, sexual, and sensitive." --School Library Journal

"Engaging and unexpected, voice-y and full of verve, this a whip-smart swan dive into all the messiness of best friendships and new romance, fitting in and growing up." --Katie Cotugno, New York Times-bestselling author of How to Love