Search Results: "Samira Kawash"


BOOK REVIEW

CANDY by Samira Kawash
NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 15, 2013

"Though the subject matter may be fluffy, the treatment is substantive and significant, representing an important contribution to the literature about what, and how, we eat in 21st-century America."
A history of the creation and consumption of candy in America. Read full book review >

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TO HELL AND BACK by Samira Bellil
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 14, 2008

"A sad but fitting memorial to Bellil, who died of stomach cancer at age 31 in 2004."
Disturbing account of the author's adolescence in Seine-Saint-Denis, a Parisian suburb crowded with low-rent high-rises and misguided youth. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LOVE, HATE AND OTHER FILTERS by Samira Ahmed
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Jan. 16, 2018

"A well-crafted plot with interesting revelations about living as a second-generation Muslim-American teen in today's climate. (Fiction. 13-18)"
High school senior Maya Aziz works up the courage to tell her parents that she's gotten into the film school of her dreams in New York City, but their expectations combined with anti-Muslim backlash from a terror attack threaten to derail her dream. Read full book review >