Wednesday Books Jasmine Zumideh Needs a Win
Wednesday Books Jasmine Zumideh Needs a Win

Jasmine Zumideh Needs a Win

By Susan Azim Boyer


Publication Date: November 1, 2022

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Ages 12 to 18

"A coming-of-age novel that is smart, funny, and completely satisfying. Jasmine Zumideh Needs a Win perfectly captures the tension and anxieties of trying to fit-in.” —Matt Mendez

It’s 1979, and Jasmine Zumideh is ready to get the heck out of her stale, Southern California suburb and into her dream school, NYU, where she’ll major in journalism and cover New York City’s exploding music scene.

There’s just one teeny problem: Due to a deadline snafu, she maaaaaaybe said she was Senior Class President-Elect on her application?before the election takes place. But honestly, she’s running against Gerald Thomas, a rigid rule-follower whose platform includes reinstating a dress code?there’s no way she can lose. And she better not, or she’ll never get into NYU.

But then, a real-life international incident turns the election upside down. Iran suddenly dominates the nightly news, and her opponent seizes the opportunity to stir up anti-Iranian hysteria at school and turn the electorate against her. Her brother, Ali, is no help. He’s become an outspoken advocate for Iran just as she’s trying to downplay her heritage.

Now, as the white lie she told snowballs into an avalanche, Jasmine is stuck between claiming her heritage or hiding it, standing by her outspoken brother or turning her back on him, winning the election or abandoning her dreams for good.

Told with biting insight and fierce humor, Susan Azim Boyer's Jasmine Zumideh Needs a Win is a fresh, unforgettable story of one Iranian-American young woman’s experience navigating her identity, friendship, family, her future, and a budding romance, all set against life-changing historical events with present-day relevance.

About the Author

SUSAN AZIM BOYER writes young adult fiction featuring Iranian American heroines. She has a screenwriting certificate from UCLA, and wrote and directed the independent feature All You Need. Her scripts have finaled in several competitions, and she took first place in the YARWA Rosemary Awards for Historical Fiction. Jasmine Zumideh Needs a Win is her YA fiction debut. She lives in the Palm Springs area with her husband, Wayne, and her Pug mix, Teddy. her son, Alec, lives in New York.

Format: Hardcover with dust jacket

Length: 336 pages

Publisher: Wednesday Books

Publication Date: November 1, 2022

ISBN: 9781250833686

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