Episode 236

#236 - Author Chat w/ Aisha Saeed

On this episode, we're excited to finally get to chat with author (and one of the founding members of #WeNeedDiverseBooks) Aisha Saeed about her latest novel, Forty Words for Love, a story of childhood friends on the verge of adulthood who find themselves at a crossroads as Moonlight Bay, the small magical town they grew up in, faces an economic crisis when the magical pink waters it's known for fades away. Caught between chasing their dreams and their obligations to their families, this is a magical contemporary stories that addresses real life issues such as how economic tensions manifest in anti-immigrant sentiment.

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