The Henna Wars
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The Henna Wars

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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. Flavia is beautiful and charismatic, and Nishat falls for her instantly. But when a school competition invites students to create their own businesses, both Flavia 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 Flavia 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 Flavia and give their relationship a chance.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 400 pages
  • 135 x 208 x 35.56mm | 300g
  • Essex, United States
  • English
  • 1624149685
  • 9781624149689
  • 29,637

Review quote

* "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
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About Adiba Jaigirdar

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 Monae.
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Rating details

211 ratings
4.2 out of 5 stars
5 44% (92)
4 40% (84)
3 12% (26)
2 2% (5)
1 2% (4)
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