What’s better than one iconic, New York Times bestselling author, you may ask? TWO iconic, New York Times bestselling authors!
ICYMI, Entertainment Weekly announced in April that two of our absolute faves are teaming up. Becky Albertalli (of Simon vs., Leah on the Offbeat, and What If It’s Us fame) and Aisha Saeed (mastermind behind Amal Unbound) have written Yes No Maybe So, a new contemporary about the power of love and resistance that follows Jamie and Maya (who, if we could be so bold, just might be your new favorite duo) as they navigate their new friendship, a growing romance, and local politics, as they canvas door-to-door for their state senate candidate. Becky and Aisha were inspired to write a story about local activism after the most recent presidential election. Like they write in the letter EW references:
“With Yes No Maybe So, our goal is to tell a story that never shies away from the complexities of our current reality, but nevertheless remains infused with joy and hope. We believe that activism and love can heal and connect us, even in the most difficult times.”
Does anyone else have chills? Because same.
So let’s cut to the chase, book nerds. Yes No Maybe So is out next February, and we’ve been anxiously waiting for the chance to share it with you for what feels like EVER. Since we still have a ways to go, we’re going with the next best thing: the truly adorable cover.
Are you ready?
Yes No Maybe So
- Design by: Chris Kwon & Alison Donalty
- Art by: Soumbal Qureshi
About Yes No Maybe So
Jamie Goldberg is cool with volunteering for his local state senate candidate—as long as he’s behind the scenes. When it comes to speaking to strangers (or, let’s face it, speaking at all to almost anyone) Jamie’s a choke artist. There’s no way he’d ever knock on doors to ask people for their votes…until he meets Maya.
Maya Rehman’s having the worst Ramadan ever. Her best friend is too busy to hang out, her summer trip is canceled, and now her parents are separating. Why her mother thinks the solution to her problems is political canvassing—with some awkward dude she hardly knows—is beyond her.
Going door to door isn’t exactly glamorous, but maybe it’s not the worst thing in the world. After all, the polls are getting closer—and so are Maya and Jamie. Mastering local activism is one thing. Navigating the cross-cultural crush of the century is another thing entirely.