Written by Samira Ahmed
Published by Soho Teen
American-born seventeen-year-old Maya Aziz is torn between worlds. There’s the proper one her parents expect for their good Indian daughter: attending a college close to their suburban Chicago home, and being paired off with an older Muslim boy her mom deems suitable. And then there is the world of her dreams: going to film school and living in New York City and maybe (just maybe) pursuing a boy she’s known from afar since grade school, a boy who’s finally falling into her orbit at school. There’s also the real world, beyond Maya’s control. In the aftermath of a horrific crime perpetrated hundreds of miles away, her life is turned upside down. The community she’s known since birth becomes unrecognizable; neighbors and classmates alike are consumed with fear, bigotry, and hatred. Ultimately, Maya must find the strength within to determine where she truly belongs.
Primary ISBN: 9781616958473
Available As: Paperback
Young Adult, Age 15 or older
Setting: United States (Chicago IL)
Character’s New Arrival/New American Status: 1st Generation
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