The Henna Wars

Adiba Jaigirdar (Author)
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Description

Impossible to put down. - Kirkus, starred review

Nishat doesn't want to lose her family, but she also doesn't want to hide who she is, and it only gets harder once a childhood friend walks back into her life. Fl via is beautiful and charismatic, and Nishat falls for her instantly. But when a school competition invites students to create their own businesses, both Fl via and Nishat decide to showcase their talent as henna artists. In a fight to prove who is the best, their lives become more tangled--but Nishat can't quite get rid of her crush, especially since Fl via seems to like her back.

As the competition heats up, Nishat has a decision to make: stay in the closet for her family, or put aside her differences with Fl via and give their relationship a chance.

Product Details

Price: $17.98  $16.54
Publisher: Page Street Kids
Published Date: May 12, 2020
Pages: 400
Dimensions: 5.7 X 1.4 X 8.1 inches | 1.1 pounds
Language: English
Type: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781624149689
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About the Author

Adiba Jaigirdar is a Bangladeshi and Irish writer and teacher. She has a BA in English and History, and an MA in Postcolonial Studies. She is also a contributor for Book Riot. Currently, she lives in Dublin, Ireland, where she writes with the help of many cups of tea and a lot of Hayley Kiyoko and Janelle Monáe.

Reviews

* "Debut author Jaigirdar seamlessly weaves issues of racism and homophobia into a fast-moving plot peopled with richly drawn characters...Impossible to put down."
--Kirkus Reviews, starred review

a wholly uncontrived story with lesbians who aren't just brown but diverse in a multitude of ways.
--Booklist

Deeply satisfying... Highly recommended for fans of school stories that celebrate intersectional experiences.
--SLJ