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Author Idliby, Ranya, 1965-

Title Burqas, baseball, and apple pie : being Muslim in America / Ranya Tabari Idliby.

Publication Info. New York, NY : Palgrave Macmillan, 2014.


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library Non-Fiction    305.697 IDL    Available
Edition First edition.
Description viii, 239 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
text rdacontent
unmediated rdamedia
volume rdacarrier
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 227-233) and index.
Summary "For many Americans, the words 'American' and 'Muslim' simply do not marry well. For many, the combination is an anathema, a contradiction in values, loyalties, and identities. This is the story of how, through their lives, their schools, their friends, and their neighbors, one American Muslim family ended up living the challenges, myths, fears, hopes, and dreams of all Americans. In this moving memoir, Ranya Tabari Idliby explores what it means to be Muslim in America today and reveals the obstacles she faces as she tries to raise her children and teach them about their heritage and religious legacy. She discussed life in a world where hostility toward Muslims runs rampant, where there is an entire industry of anti-Muslim sentiment financed and supported by think tanks, authors, film makers, and individual vigilantes whose sole purpose is to vilify and spread fear about all things Muslim--a world where her son is called a terrorist and her daughter wonders if she could one day marry a Jewish boy. Her story is quintessentially American, a story of the struggle to assimilate and find acceptance in a harsh climate of confusion and prejudice--a story for anyone who has experienced being an outsider inside their own country"--Dust jacket flap.
Subject Idliby, Ranya, 1965-
Idliby, Ranya, 1965- -- Family.
Muslim families -- United States.
Muslims -- United States -- Ethnic identity.
Islamophobia -- United States.
Muslims -- Cultural assimilation -- United States.
Muslims -- United States -- Social conditions.
United States -- Ethnic relations.
United States -- Social conditions -- 1980-
United States -- Religious life and customs.
ISBN 9780230341845 hardback alkaline paper
0230341845 hardback alkaline paper

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