You're Not Proper (Striker) (Paperback)

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Karen thinks she's not really white. Her dad is Pakistani and her mother is white Christian, and she feels as if she doesn't fit in anywhere. So she's going to convert to Islam to find her true identity. But Shamshad, her Hijab-wearing schoolmate, isn't making things easy. As school battles are replaced by family troubles, name calling turns to physical confrontation, and cataclysmic secrets are unveiled. 

About the Author

Tariq Mehmood is an award-winning writer and filmmaker. 

Praise For…

"A real insight into communities more often talked about than listened to. But it's not just an important book—it's full of heart and a cracking good read as well." —Melvin Burgess, author, Smack

"Mehmood gives us a sterotype-quashing, timely novel about religion, gender, and families. He is as astute about class difference and social injustice as he is about the growing Islamophobic. . . . Sounds a resonant, authentic note that cuts through the monotone voices coming out of YA writing." —Huffington Post

“A culturally textured look at a community that is rarely heard from.” --Kirkus Online

Product Details
ISBN: 9781908446688
ISBN-10: 1908446684
Publisher: HopeRoad
Publication Date: March 1st, 2019
Pages: 198
Language: English
Series: Striker