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Ripples (Jamilah Kolocotronis)
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Author: Jamilah Kolocotronis
Publisher: Muslim Writers (2008)
Pages: 416 Binding: Paperback
Description from the publisher:
Isaiah, Kyle, and Jennifer. As children, the three cousins laughed together, played pranks, and generally caused chaos within the family. Now, as they approach adulthood, each faces a special challenge.
Isaiah's father, Chris, has dreams for his first-born son, anticipating that he will travel the world to “spread the word of God.” Isaiah has dreams of his own—of history and anthropology—and he refuses to give into his father's demands. Their unspoken conflict erupts into a bitter war of faith and will.
The car accident changed everything. Kyle, Brad's oldest son, was once a star athlete, popular and self-assured. Now he is disabled and alone. He struggles for acceptance and the opportunity to prove himself. Through his own determination and the encouragement of a special friend, Kyle strives for another chance at life.
Jennifer, Joshua's daughter, is a new mother who has built her life around her Pakistani husband and their infant son. When cultural clashes in her marriage present special difficulties, Jennifer is challenged to make her own way in the world. Eventually she accomplishes what she once thought was impossible.
In Ripples, the fourth book of the Echoes Series, these three children of Brad, Chris, and Joshua learn how to overcome obstacles and endure hardships in the transition from youth to adulthood
Jamilah Kolocotronis Author
Jamilah Kolocotronis is an American Muslim, mother of six sons aged twenty-three to ten. She earned her doctorate degree in Social Science Education. She has traveled extensively in Southeast Asia and taught in Islamic schools for many years. Her education and her experiences as an educator and as a mother have uniquely qualified and driven her interest in writing literature focused on Muslim families, particularly the struggles of Muslim men. Jamilah resides with her husband and sons in Lexington, Kentucky.