Where was this book when I was a teen?!❤️
Genre: YA/Graphic Novel
Ages: 13 and up
Available: on my amazon page-link in bio
Screening: pic of shaytan, mention of clubbing/nudity, mention of halloween celebration. (Nothing really concerning just brief mentions in comic format)
I am so obsessed with this cute (high quality hard cover) graphic novel by @lalaartwork ❤️
To sum it up: it is a series of relatable, cute, funny comics that include Islamic morals and ahadith and exaggerate them in a funny way to entertain the reader, but also make them so memorable that the reader learns so much along the way!!
The book follows Lala, who is a practicing hijabi Muslim woman (she appears maybe in her early twenties, is married, and has a baby), but she is so cute and funny that she is relatable to girls in their early teens, as well as adults like me!
Lala faces lots of obstacles, some ridiculously funny (like making duaa for someone she dislikes) and real life, like racism for being a hijabi. She faces it all with pride in her deen, and the whole book is unapologetically Muslim!
Lala’s husband plays an advising role and reminds her of Islamic morals to do (this was the islamic learning voice but was done in such a cute way with the hat that it was so fun!)
I loved how the ahadith, ayahs, and Islamic tidbits said by her husband were all sourced immediately under each one, which not only is informative, but helps with authenticity!
The funny part was where Lala would take what he said to the extreme and it def made me laugh out loud! I can see teens really enjoying this and can’t wait till my kids read this when they are older! Esp since I consider it a unique format to teach Islamic ahadith to teens who otherwise might not be receptive to nonfiction deen books.
I can’t wait for more of Lala in the future!!!
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