Becky Albertalli is the author of William C. Morris Award winner and National Book Award longlist title Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda (now a major motion picture, Love, Simon), the acclaimed The Upside of Unrequited, and the New York Times bestsellers Leah on the Offbeat and What If It’s Us (cowritten with Adam Silvera). Becky lives with her family in Atlanta.
Aisha Saeed is the New York Times bestselling author of the critically acclaimed novel Amal Unbound, 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.
New York Times bestselling authors Becky Albertalli and Aisha Saeed join forces to create a heartwarming, hilarious, and necessary story of two teens becoming unexpectedly involved in their town’s politics, and the romance that blooms between them along the way.
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.
New York Times bestselling authors Becky Albertalli and Aisha Saeed have crafted a resonant, funny, and memorable story about the power of love and resistance.
On Sale Date: February 4, 2020 – Balzer + Bray