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News & Publicity

Read my essay in The Mary Sue about mental health and the Iranian-American community.

I did an interview with We Need Diverse Books about I Miss You, I Hate This.

I Miss You, I Hate This was featured in Book Riot.

The New York Times Book Review podcast gives I Miss You, I Hate This a shout out!

Americanized was developed as a TV series… courtesy of Hello Sunshine and Reese Witherspoon! 

Is this real life? The New York Times Book Review discusses Americanized in their March 4th issue.

Read my essay, Sixty-Four Teeth in Lenny Letter

Signature Reads included me in their piece, 24 Authors Reflect on This Moment in Women’s History.  

She Reads has Americanized on their list of biggest YA novels to read this summer.

Amazon picks Americanized as one of its bests YA books of the month.

Bustle publishes an excerpt from Americanized.

Teen Vogue calls Americanized one of the ten must-read YA books for young activists.

Brightly features a list of my favorite books from my teen years. 

Bookish includes Americanized on its list of must-read YA books of winter 2018.

Bustle picks Americanized as one of the best YA books coming out in February. 

Read Kirkus Reviews’ starred review of Americanized here. 

I love a good Barnes & Noble YA open mic. Click here to read my story about taking Persian dance classes. 

Brightly lists Americanized as one of the most exciting YA books of 2018.

POPSUGAR calls Americanized one of the Best Books of Winter 2018.

Check out the Holiday Gift Guide inspired by my book Americanized on Get Underlined.

Penguin Teen lists 10 things that inevitably happen when you’re 17, written by me!

NEVER EVER made Bustle’s Best YA books of June!

Never Ever is listed in 12 books to quench your fairy tale thirst.

8 retellings you’ll feel guilty for liking better than the original? Yup.

School Library Journal calls Never Ever a “cleverly repackaged Peter Pan for teens, with characters and subplots that beg for a sequel.”

Oh! Return to Neverland with 5 magical 2016 YA books. (Including Never Ever.)

Barnes and Noble thinks Never Ever has an “utterly irresistible concept.” Thanks!


Listen to my interview with Terry Gross on Fresh Air here. Yes, this was a career bucket list kind of moment.

Check out my interview about Americanized with Yahoo Lifestyle. (Avoid the racist comments)

I got to do a Reddit AMA with NY Times best-selling author, Nicola Yoon! 

I did a Q&A with Get Underlined! Find out which 90s trend I miss the most…

I was a part of Barnes and Noble’s YA Open Mic!