Release date: May 2021
YA Hashtag BLAK
ABOUT: What if you met the boy of your dreams but loving him was forbidden?
Aisha Rashid is used to being invisible or bullied and overshadowed by best friend Isabelle. So no one is more surprised than her when Darren Brady, the hot new boy in school, takes an interest in her and not Isabelle. But Aisha is a devout hijab-wearing Muslim and Darren is off limits. Does she follow her heart even if it means losing her own identity? And is Darren really all that he seems? If only there was a way she could keep the boy and her faith. Maybe there is a way? All it takes are ten steps...
ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Attiya is a mother of three and works as a GP in East London. She has been part of critique groups for around 5 years and holds an MA in Modern Literature from Birckbeck, from where she graduated with merits. She was recently selected to be part of the David Highams Open day for underrepresented writers, and is also on the longlist for Undiscovered Voices 2020.
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