Dunya Khair, a published writer in an unnamed Muslim country, is wasting away in prison. In her cell with only a mouse and insects for company, Dunya reflects on the events of her life that led to her imprisonment: her outspokenness, her calling to write the truth, and her declaration of apostasy. In her country, not being Muslim is a heinous crime; the only thing worse is writing about not being Muslim. But prison is only the beginning of Dunya’s journey.
Dunya Khair is a 30-something journalist living under Muslim law. When she publishes a series of honest articles expressing critiques of current patriarchal systems and discussing controversial topics (primarily centered around gender equality and apostasy), she experiences more than the anticipated mixture of backlash and acclaim.
Seventeen-year-old Sherman Andrews wants nothing more than to be a great journalist. The Missouri Scholars' Academy accepts him, and he is determined to find the ultimate story. As a high school kid on a college campus, Sherman must face growing up quickly. He becomes involved with Charlie, a chubby yet cute librarian, and his journey to journalism begins.
The First Principle is a charming story about a teenage girl whose life is about to get flipped upside down. After one of Vivica's classmates is forcibly removed from a study hall by Population Management for her mandatory abortion after being found pregnant, Vivica speaks up. Little does she know that she is planting seeds of rebellion in her own life with those very actions. Only days after this she finds out that she herself is pregnant by her ex. Now she must save the child's life and the only people who can help her are the rebels.
A story in which the phrase "through the eyes of the beholder" could not be more apt, Motorbikes and Camels is a short novel that would be enjoyed by readers with a liking for realistic fiction, romance, and culture.
Fantastic Failures is about a bunch of famous people who've achieved great things after failing first. For example, Albert Einstein threw a chair at his teacher when he was in school, but later he made the formula E=mc^2. Vincent Van Gogh never knew he would be famous, Kid President would break his bones every two seconds, and Hillary Clinton faced sexism. All of them had to overcome hard challenges in life, but they came out the other side and became successful.
Pablo and Birdy is about a boy who washes into the town of Isla. When he washed up on the shore, he was just a baby. Pablo searches for answers about where he and his parrot came from. Pablo believes that Birdy might be a Seafaring Parrot. The story continues in a quest to find out if Pablo’s bird is a Seafaring Parrot.
Thirteen lives, all interconnected (whether they know it or not), are about to be altered for good. Aisha just found out her incredibly rich husband is gay, while Salma is realizing her husband isn’t the man she thought he was. Meanwhile, Mike and Meshary are both stuck on a girl that left them and broke their hearts, but while one wants her back and is doing everything he can to prove he’s good enough for her, the other claims to have moved on but truly seeks revenge. Everyone wants something they can’t have, but some are willing to go further than others to get it.
Memoirs of a Play-White by Helene Louiesa Mynhardt is an in-depth look into the life of the author through the lens of a changing society and the history that created it. The memoir begins with Louiesa's grandmother's story and slowly evolves into the early life of Louiesa.