The Henna Wars
Adiba Jaigirdar (Author)
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Page Street YA
May 12, 2020
5.7 X 8.1 X 1.4 inches | 1.1 pounds
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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.
One of TIME's 100 Best YA Books of All Time"This is a book that will speak to teens who are navigating their own tightrope of identities and assure them that it's okay to be messy, as long as you own up to your mistakes and try to be better moving forward." --NPR "[The Henna Wars] will give you a deeper understanding of social justice and friendship. And, how to ALWAYS be the best version of yourself, even if you're a baller." --Teen Vogue "If lesbian enemies-to-lovers between rival Henna business-owning teen girls set in Ireland can't sell you on a book, nothing will." --Buzzfeed * "Authentic and inspiring, this debut is one to seek out." --Shelf Awareness, starred review * "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."