Susan Azim Boyer
Jasmin Zumideh Needs a Win
JASMINE ZUMIDEH NEEDS A WIN imagines what happens when an international incident intrudes on a high school election. An Iranian American heroine with a Mindy Kaling-esque voice runs for senior class president and sets in motion a series of life-changing events to hilarious effect. The book combines the identity crisis of DARIUS THE GREAT IS NOT OKAY with the election shenanigans of the cult-classic ELECTION while inviting the reader to consider issues of ethics and integrity.
Publisher: Wednesday Books
Publication Date: January 1, 2022
ISBN: Coming soon.
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After obtaining a Certificate in Screenwriting from UCLA in the early aughts, Iranian American Susan Azim Boyer went on to write and direct the independent feature, ALL YOU NEED, starring two-time Academy Award nominee, Shirley Knight, which played on the festival circuit. Her scripts have finaled in several competitions, and she took first place in the YARWA Rosemary Awards for Historical Fiction. Susan Azim Boyer writes young adult fiction featuring Iranian American heroines (whom she *never* encountered growing up), who make messy, complicated choices that rapidly snowball into avalanches. JASMINE ZUMIDEH NEEDS A WIN is her young adult fiction debut. She lives in the Palm Springs/Palm Desert area with her husband, Wayne, and her Pug mix, Teddy. Her son, Alec, lives in New York.