Everything Sad Is Untrue

Everything Sad Is Untrue

(a True Story)

Book - 2020
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"At the front of a middle school classroom in Oklahoma, a boy named Khosrou (whom everyone calls "Daniel") stands, trying to tell a story. His story. But no one believes a word he says. To them he is a dark-skinned, hairy-armed boy with a big butt whose lunch smells funny; who makes things up and talks about poop too much. But Khosrou's stories, stretching back years, and decades, and centuries, are beautiful, and terrifying, from the moment he, his mother, and sister fled Iran in the middle of the night, stretching all the way back to family tales set in the jasmine-scented city of Isfahan, the palaces of semi-ancient kings, and even the land of stories. We bounce between a school bus of kids armed with paper clip missiles and spitballs, to the heroines and heroes of Khosrou's family's past, who ate pastries that made them weep, and touched carpets woven with precious gems. Like Scheherazade in a hostile classroom, author Daniel Nayeri weaves a tale of Khosrou trying to save his own life: to stake his claim to the truth. And it is (a true story). It is Daniel's."--
Publisher: Montclair, [NJ] : Levine Querido, [2020]
Copyright Date: ©2020
ISBN: 9781646140008
1646140001
Branch Call Number: NAYER
Characteristics: 356 pages ; 22 cm

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Winner of the Michael L. Printz Award for excellence in literature written for young adults. Also available as an eBook and as a downloadable audiobook.


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