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Khan, H. N.

Summary: Dreaming of being the world's first Pakistani to be drafted into the NBA, fifteen-year-old Fawad Chaudhry must convince his mother to let him try out for the basketball team while dealing with the neighborhood bully.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Penguin Teen, an imprint of Penguin Random House Canada Young Readers, a division of Penguin Random House of Canada Limited 2022

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Summary: Set in the Pakistani community in south London, the film focuses on two youths--Johnny, a working-class white, and Omar, a Pakistani. Together they operate a laundrette, which Omar inherits from his uncle. While Johnny looks upon the laundrette as a life line on which to salvage his self-respect, Omar sees it as just the beginning step on the road to riches.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: MGM Home Entertainment 2003

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1 available in Drama DVDs, Call number: DVD DRAMA MY

Akhtar, Ayad.

Summary: Hayat Shah was captivated by Mina long before he met her: his mother's beautiful, brilliant, and soulfully devout friend is a family legend. When he learns that Mina is leaving Pakistan to live with the Shahs in America, Hayat is thrilled. Hayat's father is less enthusiastic. When Mina finds her own path to happiness, the ember of jealousy in Hayat's heart is enflamed by the community's...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Hachette Audio 2012

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1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD FIC AKH

Khan, Sabba

Summary: As a second-generation Pakistani immigrant living in East London, Sabba Khan paints a vivid snapshot of contemporary British Asian life and investigates the complex shifts experienced by different generations within immigrant communities, creating an uplifting and universal story that crosses borders and decades. Race, gender, and class are explored in a compelling personal narrative creating a...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Street Noise Books 2022

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1 available in New Non-fiction, Call number: 921 KHA

Summary: Javed, a British teen of Pakistani descent, is growing up in England in 1987. Amidst the racial and economic turmoil of the times, he writes poetry as a means to escape the intolerance of his hometown and the inflexibility of his traditional father. But when he is introduced to the music of 'the Boss,' Javed sees parallels to his working-class life in Springsteen's powerful lyrics.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2019

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1 available in Browsing Hot DVDs, Call number: DVD BLI

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1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD BLI

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1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD Bl

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3 available in Comedy DVDs, Call number: DVD COMEDY BLI

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1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD MOVIE BLI

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Summary: A British-Pakistani rapper on the cusp of his first world tour, is struck down by an illness that forces him to face his past, his family, and the uncertainty of his legacy.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2022

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2 available in Drama DVDs, Call number: DVD DRAMA MOG

Akhtar, Ayad.

Summary: A young Pakistani boy, whose parents left the fundamentalists behind when they came to America, finds transformation and a path to happiness through a family friend, Mina, who shows him the beauty and power of the Quran.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Little, Brown and Co. 2012

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC AKH

Aslam, Nadeem.

Summary: Jeo and Mikal are foster brothers from a small town in Pakistan. Though they were inseparable as children, their adult lives have diverged: Jeo is a dedicated medical student, married a year; Mikal has been a vagabond since he was fifteen, in love with a woman he can't have. But when Jeo decides to sneak across the border into Afghanistan--not to fight with the Taliban against the Americans,...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Alfred A. Knopf 2013

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC ASL

Summary: Pakistan-born comedian Kumail Nanjiani and grad student Emily Gardner fall in love but struggle as their cultures clash. When Emily contracts a mysterious illness, Kumail finds himself forced to face her feisty parents, his family's expectations, and his true feelings.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2017

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1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD BIG RATED R

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2 available in Comedy DVDs, Call number: DVD COMEDY BIG

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1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD MOVIE BIG

Summary: Every night while the city sleeps, Ahmad, a former rock star in his native Pakistan, drags his heavy cart along the streets of New York. Every morning, he sells coffee and donuts to a city he cannot call his own. One day the pattern of this harsh existence is broken by a glimmer of hope for a better life.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Distributed by Koch Entertainment 2007

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Aziz Amna, Dur E

Summary: "For fans of Valeria Luiselli and Mohsin Hamid comes a fresh new perspective on coming-of-age as a Pakistani Muslim in rural America. "This is a fearless, exacting, essential work, and marks the debut of a thrilling new global voice."-Peter Ho Davies, author of The Welsh Girl. On a year-long exchange program in rural Oregon, sixteen-year-old Hira must swap Kashmiri chai for volleyball practice...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Arcade Publishing 2022

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1 available in New Fiction, Call number: FIC AZI

Manzoor, Sarfraz

Summary: As a teenager, Manzoor tried to reconcile being both British and Muslim. After his best friend introduced him to the music of Bruce Springsteen at age sixteen, he found a lens through which he could view his life.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Vintage Departures, Vintage Books, a division of Penguin Random House LLC 2019

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 MANZOOR, SARFRAZ MAN

Bowen, Rhys.

Summary: Constable Evans investigates when a Pakistani girl vanishes at the same time that she is being forced into an arranged marriage, and a man is shot to death in his home, and Evans discovers an unlikely link between the crimes.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: St. Martin's Minotaur 2006

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC BOW

Hall, Patricia

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: St. Martin's Minotaur 2005

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC HAL

Ali, Kasim

Summary: "If love really is a choice, how do you decide where your loyalties lie? It's the countdown to midnight on New Year's Eve and Nur is steeling himself to tell his parents that he's seeing someone. A young British Pakistani man, Nur has spent years omitting details about his personal life to maintain his image as the golden eldest child. And it's come at a cost. Once, Nur was a restless college...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Henry Holt and Company 2022

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1 available in Browsing Hot Titles, Call number: HOT TITLE

Aslam, Nadeem.

Summary: The disappearance of Jugnu and Chanda turns tragic when Chanda's brothers are arrested for their murders and the families struggle to reconcile their Islamic faith and the crime's impact on their families.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Knopf 2005

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC ASL

Simonson, Helen.

Summary: Major Ernest Pettigrew (retired) leads a quiet life in the village of St. Mary, England, until his brother's death sparks an unexpected friendship with Mrs. Jasmina Ali, the Pakistani shopkeeper from the village. Drawn together by their shared love of literature and the loss of their respective spouses, the Major and Mrs. Ali soon find their friendship blossoming into something more. But will...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Random House 2010

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1 available in Adult, Call number: FIC SIM

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC SIM

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1 available in Adult, Call number: Fiction Simonson 2010

Walsh, Declan

Summary: "The former New York Times Pakistan bureau chief paints an arresting up-close portrait of a fractured country. Declan Walsh's electrifying portrait of Pakistan after 9/11 captures the sweep of this "strange, wondrous and benighted country" through the dramatic lives of nine fascinating individuals. On assignment for the New York Times and other outlets, Walsh traveled from the raucous port of...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: W.W. Norton & Company 2020

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 954.91 WAL

Sonneborn, Liz.

Summary: Describes Pakistan's geography, wildlife, history, government, economy, people, religion, and culture.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Children's Press 2013

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1 available in Juvenile States & Countries, Call number: J 954.91 SON

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 954.91 SON

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J900 ENC

Faruqi, Reem

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Summary: When her father is accused of a crime he didn't commit, seventh grader Aafiyah, a Pakistani American girl who has a habit of "borrowing" glittery things, decides to use her bad habit to reunite her family.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers 2022

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1 available in Juvenile Fiction, Call number: J FIC FAR

Saeed, Aisha

Summary: "Naila's conservative immigrant parents have always said the same thing: she may choose what to study, how to wear her hair, and what to be when she grows up--but they will choose her husband. Following their cultural tradition, they will plan an arranged marriage for her. And until then, dating--even friendship with a boy--is forbidden. When Naila breaks their rule by falling in love with...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Nancy Paulsen Books, an imprint of Penguin Group (USA) 2015

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1 available in Young Adult Collection, Call number: YA FIC SAE

Winter, Jeanette.

Summary: "A lushly illustrated picture-book biography of two young Pakistani heroes, Malala Yousafzai and Iqbal Masih, from acclaimed nonfiction author/illustrator Jeanette Winter"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Beach Lane Books 2014

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 920 WIN

Faruqi, Saadia

Summary: Yasmin is excited to attend a wedding party, but when the singing starts Yasmin is too shy to join in.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Picture Window Books, a Capstone imprint 2021

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1 available in Beginning Readers - Rising Reader (Purple), Call number: JBR PURPLE FAR

Tahir, Sabaa

Summary: Lahore, Pakistan. Then. Misbah is a dreamer and storyteller, newly married to Toufiq in an arranged match. After their young life is shaken by tragedy, they come to the United States and open the Clouds' Rest Inn Motel, hoping for a new start. Juniper, California. Now. Salahudin and Noor are more than best friends; they are family. Growing up as outcasts in the small desert town of Juniper,...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: 2022

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1 available in Playaway, Call number: PA FIC TAH

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