One male author of color has a YA book released this month.
“Irfan Master is project manager of Reading the Game at the National Literacy Trust. His father is from Gujarat, India where the novel is set, and his mother is from Pakistan. Irfan grew up speaking both Urdu and English.” He grew up reading The Count of Monte Cristo with his grandfather and developed a love or reading. He knew that sometime ago, there was a split in India, but no one could or would tell him about it. So, Ifran decided to written A beautiful Lie. He went to India and then Morocco, where he wrote most of the book. he says “Everything came from the first two words ‘Everybody lies’…”
A beautiful lie has already been published in the UK and hit US shelves 1 August.
Essex Book Award
WE Read Book Prize
Branford Boase Award
Redbridge Book Award
Amazing Book Award
Waterstones Children’s.Book Prize