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Darius the Great Deserves Better

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Darius the Great Deserves Better by Adib Khorram
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Aug 25, 2020 | ISBN 9780593108239

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Praise for Darius the Great Deserves Better

Stonewall Honor Book

★ “This coming-of-age masterpiece packs a multitude of truth and heart. . . . A sequel that gets better and better the longer it steeps.” —Kirkus, starred review

★ “Khorram again presents an artful tapestry of sci-fi fandom, Persian culture, soccer, racism, sexuality, depression, family crises, a love triangle, and endless amounts of global teas in Darius’s compelling story. . . . This is a seamless and profound YA novel with a memorable and endearing main character.”—School Library Journal, starred review

★ “Delightful.” —Booklist, starred review

“Through intimate, conversational narration, Khorram provides moments of levity . . . as well as insight into insecurities. . . . and leaves readers curious and hopeful about where his journey will take him next.” —The Horn Book

“Khorram explores the intersection of Iranian and queer identity with aching tenderness and realism. This book is like a cup of tea that is as comforting as it is bold. I love it.”
—Abdi Nazemian, Stonewall Honor-winning author of Like a Love Story

“Khorram manages the impossible: A stunning follow-up to Darius the Great Is Not Okay that stands alone as a masterful exploration of love, grief, and desire. This isn’t just a book I needed as a teenager; it’s one I need right now.”
—Mark Oshiro, award-winning author of Anger Is a Gift

“I’m absolutely in love with this book. Adib Khorram has written another wise and charming tale that explores all the complexities of intersectional identities with heart and humor.”
—Jasmine Warga, Newbery Honor-winning author of Other Words for Home

“A perfect blend of affirmation, hope, and love. Adib Khorram is one of my favorite authors of today.”
—Kacen Callender, award-winning author of Felix Ever After

“Adib Khorram has done it again. Darius the Great Deserves Better is a gift of a novel, hiting all the right notes like a perfectly balanced tea—heartwarming and hilarious and beautifully honest. Fans of Darius Kellner, rest assured: This is the sequel we deserve.”
—Arvin Ahmadi, author of Down & Across and Girl Gone Viral

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