Jaya and Rasa. a Love Story

Sonia Patel (Author)
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Product Details

Price
$11.95  $10.99
Publisher
Cinco Puntos Press
Publish Date
September 19, 2017
Pages
224
Dimensions
6.0 X 8.9 X 1.0 inches | 1.0 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9781941026878

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About the Author

Sonia Patel knows teenagers inside and out. As a child and adolescent psychiatrist, trained at Stanford University and the University of Hawaii, she has spent over fifteen years listening to and understanding the psyche of teenagers from all walks of life. She's also been a teenage girl herself, growing up on Moloka'i as a first generation Gujarati-American.
As a writer, Sonia is passionate about giving voice to the underrepresented youth she treats. Her YA debut featuring a Gujarati-Indian American teen, Rani Patel In Full Effect, was a finalist for the Morris Award and was listed on YALSA's Best Fiction for Young Adults and Kirkus' Reviews Best Teen Books of 2016. Her second YA novel, with a Gujarati-Indian trans boy and a mixed ethnicity girl, Jaya and Rasa: A Love Story, was selected for the 2019 In the Margins Book Award Recommended Fiction Book List. She chose South Korea as the setting for her third YA novel, Bloody Seoul, because of her extensive treatment experience with Korean and Korean American teens on Oahu (and her love for the Korean gangster film genre).
Watch Sonia's video for the Child Mind Institute, where she speaks about her experience with anxiety and depression, and the words of wisdom she would tell her younger self.

Reviews

"Patel's captivating prose and memorable characters immerse readers in a tense situation." --Booklist

"Sonia Patel (author of Rani Patel in Full Effect) writes with fierce simplicity throughout, allowing the gritty beauty of her story to shine. --Publishers Weekly

"Overcoming more obstacles than most teens can even imagine, this is a gritty romance that represents diverse characters."[email protected]

"An unforgettable and brave love story ... you'll be rooting for these two from page one." --Brit+Co