A book about the power of love and resistance from New York Times bestselling authors Becky Albertalli and Aisha Saeed.
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.
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.
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.
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About the Author
Becky Albertalli is the author of the acclaimed novel Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda and The Upside of Unrequired, among others. She is a clinical psychologist who specializes in working with children and teens. She also served for seven years as the coleader of a support group for gender-nonconforming children in Washington, DC.
Aisha Saeed is the New York Times bestselling author of the critically acclaimed novel Amal Unbound; the Bank Street Books Best Book Written in the Stars; Aladdin: Far from Agrabah; and Bilal Cooks Daal. Aisha is also a founding member of the nonprofit We Need Diverse Books. She lives in Atlanta with her husband and sons. You can find her online at www.aishasaeed.com.
"Albertalli and Saeed unfold a story told in alternating chapters that weaves together timely, relevant, and engaging themes. With topical references to state and national issues . . . this is a warm, beautiful story about relationships' beginnings, endings, and transitions; and the transformative power of local activism."--School Library Journal (starred review)
"Heartfelt and real on both political and personal fronts, this politically embedded romance tempers realistic anxieties and disappointments with hope."--Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books