How do you stay true to your beliefs when growing up? This is the dilemma facing Sadia, a fifteen-year-old devout Muslim navigating high school, friends, and basketball. Does she hijab or de-jab like her best friend, Miriam? When Sadia’s headscarf threatens her place on the basketball team, she has to find a way to reconcile her love for her faith with her love for her sport. And Sadia discovers Miriam may have just the right skills to help.
Sadia by Colleen Nelson is a story of friendship, faith and the future of cultural acceptance. Middle school and early high school readers will find Sadia’s story of trying to fit into new situations with changing friendships relatable and compelling.