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Wrong Side of the Court
Fifteen-year-old Fawad Chaudhry loves two things: basketball and his mother's potato and ground-beef stuffed parathas. Both are round and both help him forget about things like his dead father, growing up in Regent Park and his mother being hell-bent on arranging his marriage to his first cousin, Nusrat, back home in Pakistan. Not to mention his estranged best friend Yousuf who's coping with the shooting death of his older brother. Yeah, it's complicated.
Publisher: Penguin Teen
Publication Date: March 15, 2022
'An interesting and heartfelt portrait of a teen yearning to beat the odds. ' - Kirkus Reviews
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Humayun Khan writes under the pen name H.N. Khan. Born in Pakistan, he immigrated to Canada at age seven and grew up in Regent Park, a low-income community housing project. After graduating with a business degree he decided to drop out of law school to pursue a career in Toronto's start-up scene. Even with the frantic pace of the tech sector, he loves using any spare moment to continue scribbling down prose and is currently working on his first YA novel.
Tags: YA, Contemporary, BIPOC