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A modern, South Asian American reinterpretation of Pride and Prejudice that covers issues like classism and sexism with humor and wit. Leela Bose is the woman to beat in the world of high school forensics. Firoze Darcy, a debater from an elitist private school, thinks differently. Leela plans to trounce him in the state competitions, switching to his debate category so they can face off and she can prove once and for all that, women are more powerful than men. But as she learns more about her rival, the stakes become complex and Leela must challenge her assumptions. An invigorating take on an Austen classic.
Sayantani Dasgupta is the bestselling author of the critically acclaimed, Bengali folktale and string theory-inspired Kiranmala and the Kingdom Beyond books, the first of which -- The Serpent's Secret -- was a Bank Street Best Book of the Year, a Booklist Best Middle Grade Novel of the 21st Century, and an E. B. White Read Aloud Honor Book. Sayantani is a pediatrician by training, but now teaches at Columbia University. She is a team member of We Need Diverse Books, and can be found online at sayantanidasgupta.com.
Chelsea Clinton is the vice chair of the Clinton Foundation, working to improve lives and inspire emerging leaders across the United States and around the world. A longtime public health advocate, Chelsea also serves on the board of the Clinton Health Access Initiative and uses her platform to increase awareness around issues such as vaccine hesitancy, childhood obesity, and health equity. In addition to her Foundation work, Chelsea teaches at Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health and has written several books for young readers, including the #1 New York Times bestselling She Persisted series as well as many other books. Chelsea’s podcast, In Fact with Chelsea Clinton, premiered in 2021. She is also the co-founder of HiddenLight Productions, a global entertainment studio. Chelsea holds a Bachelor of Arts from Stanford, a Master of Public Health from Columbia's Mailman School of Public Health, and both a Master of Philosophy and a Doctorate in international relations from Oxford University.