Friday, June 26, 2020

Book of the Day: Here to Stay

Here to Stay by Sara Farizan

Here to Stay
From Hoopla: "Bijan Majidi is: * Shy around girls * Really into comics * Decent at basketball. Bijan Majidi is not: * A terrorist. What happens when a kid who's flown under the radar for most of high school gets pulled off the bench to make the winning basket in a varsity playoff game? If his name is Bijan Majidi, life is suddenly high fives in the hallways and invitations to exclusive parties-along with an anonymous photo sent by a school cyberbully that makes Bijan look like a terrorist. The administration says they'll find and punish the culprit. Bijan wants to pretend it never happened. He's not ashamed of his Middle Eastern heritage; he just doesn't want to be a poster child for Islamophobia. Lots of classmates rally around Bijan. Others make it clear they don't want him or anybody who looks like him at their school. But it's not always easy to tell your enemies from your friends. Here to Stay is a painfully honest, funny, authentic story about growing up, speaking out, and fighting prejudice."

BMS Librarian Ms. Woznick is recommending a book a day! You can download the ebook of Here to Stay from Hoopla with a Beverly Public Library card -- or check with Copper Dog Books or the Book Shop of Beverly Farms.

Also: Sign up this week for Ms. Woznick's summer reading book club, which is reading From the Desk of Zoe Washington. It starts on Monday!