Driving by Starlight
Leena and her best friend Mishail delight in small rebellions against the Saudi Arabian cultural police: Western clothing, forbidden music, dating. Still, Leena wants more.
JLG Release: Sep 2018
Awards & Honors
CCBC Choices 2019 Choice: Fiction for Young Adults
Kirkus Best Books, Young Adult - 2018
Praise & Reviews
Starred or favorable reviews have been received from these periodicals:
Kirkus Reviews*, Publishers Weekly*, The Horn Book Magazine
5 1/2" x 8 1/4"
Level 5.8; Points: 10;
Scholastic Reading Counts
Level 5.6; Points: 16;
Potentially Sensitive Areas
Language: Mild Language, Sexual Content: Mild Sexual Content/Themes, Violence: Self-Harm, Violence: Domestic/Physical Abuse
Saudi Arabia, Middle East, Friendship, Interpersonal relationships, Schools, Islam, Muslims, Sharia law, Resistance to government, Marriage,