Welcome back for another edition of the YA Contemporary Month giveaways. I'm your host Claaaaaaiiire Daw-awn!
First congratulations to the winner of last week's giveaway
of The Lipstick Laws by Amy Holder...
Bee, email me at muchlanguage (at) gmail (dot) com with a full name and address, and I'll mail it right off to you.
"At school I'm Aussie-blonde Jamie -- one of the crowd. At home I'm Muslim Jamilah -- driven mad by my Stone Age dad. I should win an Oscar for my acting skills. But I can't keep it up for much longer..."
In honour of the concept I thought I'd give you Ten Things I LOVED about this book.
1. Finally a multiculturally YA that doesn't make me want to strangle myself with a United Colors of Benneton flag.
2. Jamie/Jamila. :S
3. Teen views of tensions between Muslims and whites.
4. Sydney, Australia.
5. Mustafa, the rapping Aussie Lebanese-Muslim teen.
6. Even though it's totally not a love triangle, waiting to see if she picks Timothy or John.
7. Jamilah's Dad. You get him, but you still ache for her.
8. The way how the issue is so obviously important but still totally irrelevant. (Not a lot of books do that without getting preachy, and I'll admit this one had a few borderline moments.)
9. Shereen, Jamilah's political activist sister.
10. Jamilah's piping hot and steamy big brother, Bilal. *Grins*
Answer this question in the comments to enter: Were there racial tensions at your high school? (or neighbourhood/workplace/etc)
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Open until Wednesday, June 22, 1159 pm EST.
Nominate JUST FRIENDS for publication!
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