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The Authentics

By Lucinda Dyer, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 13+

Heartwarming story of teen's search for her true identity.

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This smart, funny, and heartwarming story of an Iranian-American teen's search for her true identity shatters many stereotypes about Muslim teens and families. Daria's world in The Authentics is overflowing with friends and family who come from diverse ethnic and religious backgrounds, and with a few exceptions, they all get along. At times, all this goodwill seems a bit too idyllic. But readers may be inspired by the story to reach out and make a friend of someone who's not at all like them.

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