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Here to stay /

by Farizan, Sara [author.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Chapel Hill, North Carolina : Algonquin Young Readers, 2018.Edition: First edition.Description: 265 pages ; 22 cm.ISBN: 9781616207007; 1616207000.Subject(s): Arab Americans -- Juvenile fiction | Cyberbullying -- Juvenile fiction | Bullying -- Juvenile fiction | Basketball stories | Basketball players -- Juvenile fiction | High schools -- Juvenile fiction | Schools -- Juvenile fiction | Arab Americans -- Fiction | Cyberbullying -- Fiction | Bullying -- Fiction | Basketball -- Fiction | High schools -- Fiction | Schools -- Fiction | YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Social Themes / Prejudice & Racism | YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Sports & Recreation / Basketball | YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Social Themes / Bullying | Fiction | Juvenile worksSummary: When a cyberbully sends the entire high school a picture of basketball hero Bijan Majidi, photo-shopped to look like a terrorist, the school administration promises to find and punish the culprit, but Bijan just wants to pretend the incident never happened and move on.
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:

"A powerful YA novel about identity and prejudice." --Entertainment Weekly <br> <br> 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? <br> 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. <br> <br> 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.<br> <br> Here to Stay is a painfully honest, funny, authentic story about growing up, speaking out, and fighting prejudice.

When a cyberbully sends the entire high school a picture of basketball hero Bijan Majidi, photo-shopped to look like a terrorist, the school administration promises to find and punish the culprit, but Bijan just wants to pretend the incident never happened and move on.

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Horn Book Review

Bijan Majidi, U.S.-born of Jordanian and Iranian parentage, makes the winning shot in a basketball game, skyrocketing him from nerd to popular jock. But then somebody sends a doctored-up photo of Bijan dressed as a Muslim fighter to the whole school; next, a gay couple is victimized by the cyberbully. This compelling high-school drama about cyber-bigotry unapologetically insists that these groups are "here to stay. (c) Copyright 2019. The Horn Book, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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