Safiah's Smile by Leora Friedman
Approx. 27,550 words.
Published on April 27, 2010.
After the tragic 9/11 attacks, high school senior Malia Sanders watches as her world of prep-school perfection crumbles and her brother enlists in the army. Worried and alone, Malia seeks refuge through her friendship with Safiah, a devout Muslim girl. A story of love and friendship, Safiah’s Smile presents a friendship in its most unexpected form and a lesson of courage in the face of fear.