Yes No Maybe So
Written by Becky Albertalli
and Aisha Saeed
Published by Balzer & Bray/Harperteen
YES Jamie Goldberg is cool with volunteering for his local state senate candidate–as long as he’s behind the scenes. When it comes to speaking to strangers (or, let’s face it, speaking at all to almost anyone) Jamie’s a choke artist. There’s no way he’d ever knock on doors to ask people for their votes…until he meets Maya. NO Maya Rehman’s having the worst Ramadan ever. Her best friend is too busy to hang out, her summer trip is canceled, and now her parents are separating. Why her mother thinks the solution to her problems is political canvassing–with some awkward dude she hardly knows–is beyond her. MAYBE SO Going door to door isn’t exactly glamorous, but maybe it’s not the worst thing in the world. After all, the polls are getting closer–and so are Maya and Jamie. Mastering local activism is one thing. Navigating the cross-cultural crush of the century is another thing entirely.
Primary ISBN: 9780062937049
Available As: Hardcover, Paperback, Audiobook
Young Adult, Age 14 or older
Community Represented: Muslim/Muslim American
Themes: Celebrations: Ramadan, Cross-Group Dating, Discrimination: Religious, Family Relationship: Parents, Generation: 1st, Generational Differences: Dating, Multiracial Identity, Religious Background: Muslim
Setting: United States
Character’s New Arrival/New American Status: 1st Generation
Book Creator(s) Connection to the Community Represented: Own Voices/Lived Experience
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