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Not Only an Only

Story Stats

Rating: 5
Grade Level: 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
Page count: 18
Categories: Holidays, Muslim



Appeared in

Once Upon and Eid: Stories of Hope and Joy by 15 Muslim Voices.

Story Summary

Aya is the only Muslim in her sixth grade class which makes her the expert on everything Muslim. But when the class reads that Shias are radicals and they find out that Aya is a Shia, Aya is at a loss to fully explain her religion. But when a new student arrives wearing a Hajib, Aya is no longer the school's only. Hana's cool, matter-of-fact confidence and friendship opens a whole new world to Aya including an invitation to Aya's family to attend a festive Eid celebration unlike any they had ever seen.