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When Michael Met Mina

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When Michael Met Mina

Book Information

  • ISBN: 9781743534977
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pub Date: 28/06/2016
  • Category: Fiction & related items / General
    Society & social sciences / Cultural studies
    Society & social sciences / Society & culture: general
    Children's, Teenage & educational / General fiction (Children's / Teenage)
    Teenage & Young Adult Fiction / Young Adult
  • Imprint: Pan Australia
  • Pages: 360
  • Price: $18.99

From the bestselling author of Does My Head Look Big In This?

"When Michael Met Mina is cutting and hilarious; powerful but warm; diverse but not didactic; fierce and encouraging. It is young adult fiction at its finest: unique and challenging, written well, and without condescension. Australian teens should read this book, then pass it on to their parents." Maxine Beneba Clarke, author of The Hate Race, Foreign Soil and Carrying The World

A boy. A girl. Two families. One great divide.

When Michael meets Mina, they are at a rally for refugees - standing on opposite sides.

Mina fled Afghanistan with her mother via a refugee camp, a leaky boat and a detention centre.

Michael's parents have founded a new political party called Aussie Values.

They want to stop the boats.

Mina wants to stop the hate.

When Mina wins a scholarship to Michael's private school, their lives crash together blindingly.

A novel for anyone who wants to fight for love, and against injustice.

Awards

Long-listed for Gold Inky Award 2017Long-listed for Gold Inky Award 2017.

Winner for Victorian Premier's Literary Awards People's Choice Award 2017Winner for Victorian Premier's Literary Awards People's Choice Award 2017.

Long-listed for Indie Book Awards Young Adult 2017Long-listed for Indie Book Awards Young Adult 2017.

Winner for Victorian Premier's Literary Awards Prize for Writing for Young Adults 2017Winner for Victorian Premier's Literary Awards Prize for Writing for Young Adults 2017.

Author Information

Randa is an award-winning author, former lawyer, regular media commentator and doctoral candidate researching Islamophobia in Australia. Randa is currently working on the film adaptation of her first novel, Does My Head Look Big in This? and is keen to use her intervention into popular culture to reshape dominant narratives around racism and multiculturalism. Randa has written eight other books, including Ten Things I Hate About Me, Where the Streets Had a Name, Noah's Law and No Sex in the City. She lives in Sydney with her husband and three children.