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Enthnographer John O'Brien writes a compelling portrait of Muslim American teenage boys.

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Keeping It Halal: The Everyday Lives of Muslim American Teenage Boys, in recommended books from the Austin Public Library
Austin Public Library | March, 2018

Will Millennials Return to Religion?
New books by pastors, parents, and experts address the challenge.
Publishers Weekly | February 28, 2018

Keeping it Halal
Guest speaker John O'Brien
PRX | January 11, 2018

Book Revew: Growing up Muslim in America
Author John O’Brien spent four years following a group of rap music-loving
American Muslims to find out how they manage to lead a balanced life
Arab News | January 5, 2018

Author John O'Brien talks #KeepingItHalal on #ConversationsLIVE
Guest speaker John O'Brien
iHeartRADIO, Cyrus Webb's tracks | December 8, 2017

Video: Keeping it Halal: The Everyday Lives of Muslim American Teenage Boys
Guest speaker John O'Brien
Rising Up With Sonali | November 15, 2017

Episode 53: John O’Brien / Keeping it Halal
A rousing discussion on the background, methodology, and results documented in his book Keeping it Halal: The Everyday Lives of Muslim American Teenage Boys. 
Diffused Congruence: The American Muslim Experience | August 24, 2017

Keeping it Halal: The Everyday Lives of Muslim American Teenage Boys
An exploration of the tensions, worldviews, and in-between existence of the Legendz, a group of young Muslim men growing up in an unnamed U.S. city. 
Publishers Weekly | July 10, 2017

Keeping it Halal: The Everyday Lives of Muslim American Teenage Boys
Comprehensive fieldwork and engaging candor elevate John O’Brien’s Keeping It Halal: The Everyday Lives of Muslim American Teenage Boys to the upper echelon of cultural study.
Foreword Reviews | September 5, 2017

Book Display — September 2017
Book reviews for September 2017. 
Maydan | September 1, 2017

Books We Love, Part 2 (Roberto Sirvent)
Scholars working at the intersection of religion and politics share five books that inspire them. 
Political Theology | August 9, 2017