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by Albertalli, Becky [author.]; Saeed, Aisha [author.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: New York, NY : Balzer + Bray, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2020]Edition: First edition.Description: 436 pages ; 22 cm.ISBN: 9780062937049 : HRD; 0062937049 : HRD.Subject(s): Politics, Practical -- Fiction | Interpersonal relations -- Fiction | Bashfulness -- Fiction | Jews -- United States -- Fiction | Muslims -- United States -- FictionSummary: Jamie Goldberg, who chokes when speaking to strangers, and Maya Rehrman, who is having the worst Ramadan ever, are paired to knock on doors and ask for votes for the local state senate candidate.
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:

<p>A book about the power of love and resistance from New York Times bestselling authors Becky Albertalli and Aisha Saeed.</p> <p>YES</p> <p>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.</p> <p>NO</p> <p>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.</p> <p>MAYBE SO</p> <p>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.</p>

Jamie Goldberg, who chokes when speaking to strangers, and Maya Rehrman, who is having the worst Ramadan ever, are paired to knock on doors and ask for votes for the local state senate candidate.

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Horn Book Review

In alternating chapters, teens Maya (a Muslim girl) and Jamie (a Jewish boy) narrate a story set amidst a longshot Georgia state senate campaign. Pushed by their politically progressive moms into canvassing together, they continue the work longer than expectedmostly because they believe in the cause (their candidates opponent supports a bill that would restrict head and facial coverings, and though Maya doesnt wear hijab, her mother does)but also because they enjoy each others company. Jamies cousin, whos the candidates assistant campaign manager, complicates matters with his eagerness to exploit anything that might make the campaign go viral, including the pairs awkwardly burgeoning romance and the vandalism of Jamies car with a white-supremacy sticker. Albertalli and Saeed work the above concerns naturally into a mostly light rom-com, along with elements of both characters religions: Jamies family is in prep mode for his sisters bat mitzvah, while Maya fasts for Ramadan for much of the book and struggles with her parents reservations about her dating, either outside the faith or at all until shes older. Though the ending is hopeful, the novel leaves much unresolved, allowing its characters and their emotions to stay complicated. Shoshana Flax January/February 2020 p.85(c) Copyright 2020. The Horn Book, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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