Maddie & Sayara


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Full Circle Media, Inc.
Publish Date
5.51 X 8.5 X 0.44 inches | 0.01 pounds
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About the Author

This is Sanjyot's first activist fiction title, although she has published more than twelve non-fiction global business titles. Through Maddie & Sayara, she hopes to convey her belief that we're all equal regardless of gender, race, religion, or any other personal characteristics. She believes that no matter where you live, everyone should have equality of opportunity, although not necessarily equality of outcomes. She works in a number of ways to help people understand more about different people, other cultures, and the world at large. She's lived in many places and considers herself a curious resident of planet Earth. Sanjyot is president and founder of Atma Global, a leading-edge developer of innovative global learning content and solutions, focusing on countries, cultures, and global business topics. Sanjyot is a recognized leader in the field of cross-cultural learning and has extensive experience in developing innovative multimedia learning and content solutions. Sanjyot also periodically authors articles on doing business internationally and entrepreneurship. Further, she has appeared on CNBC-TV, CNN International, Bloomberg TV, and various radio programs and is often a guest speaker at conferences and seminars addressing international business, global cultures, and entrepreneurship.


A spunky 13-year-old girl challenges the sexist laws of another country in this middle-grade novel of girl power and social justice. Maddie is an enjoyable and bright first-person narrator with a voice that's imbued with all the attitude and passion of a teenage girl... the escalating drama and Maddie's energetic narration will keep readers turning pages. --Kirkus

This young--adult story is well written with insightful information about a culture vastly different from Western ways of life. But while the foreign culture is painted realistically, and there are many who protest it, the author also illustrates the love the kingdom's citizens have for it and why so many stay. Maddie is quite idealistic, but that seems fitting for a 13--year--old, and if the journey is implausible, author Sanjyot P. Dunung does the necessary work to make it believable and even possible. Overall, Maddie & Sayara will be enjoyed by adolescent girls in particular, but also by adults interested in a close--up view of a different world as shared by a hopeful young girl. --Blueink

The girls are realistically 13 and young adult readers will root for their star-crossed friendship. The characters have a genuine bond and fresh personalities that immediately endear the reader to their wild schemes. The plot is filled with action and clever turns, and plenty of scenes in which girls get to shine. --Indie Reader