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Sara Farizan

Sara Farizan is an Iranian American YA author giving voice to Iranian and queer characters in her novels. Her debut novel, If You Could Be Mine (2013) is about two girls living in Tehran, Iran, who are very much in love, but their love is both forbidden and very dangerous. The book won two Triangle Awards and a Lambda Literary Award. Her next novel was Tell Me Again How a Crush Should Feel, about a girl navigating both her identity as the only Iranian American girl at her private academy and also her crush on the new girl. She holds an MFA in creative writing from Lesley University. Her latest book is Here to Stay, about young athlete Bijan Mijadi and the way that a Photoshopped photo of him as a terrorist impacts his life. 

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