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Review Time!: When Dimple Met Rishi

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When Dimple Met Rishi
by Sandhya Menon
published by SimonTeen (May 30, 2017)
384 pages

3-5-star-rating-black-hi

When Dimple Met Rishi follows two very teenagers who are destined to meet.

Dimple, an aspiring web developer, has no time for anything but following her dreams. She’s solely focused on meeting her STEM icon and building up her resume for the brightest future imaginable.

Rishi, on the other hand, is a bit of a hopeless romantic. Fond of his cultural heritage and determined to please his parents, Rishi is a little too eager when his parents send him to a summer program with the promise that his promised bride will also be attending.

That promised bride just so happens to be Dimple who embraces Rishi by splashing him in the face with her iced coffee. Perhaps she would’ve been more open to the arrangement had her parents warned her. Can they learn to accept each other and maybe even love each other?

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Books, middle grade literature, Reading

Meet Marley Dias

Marley Dias is the incredible 12-year-old behind the movement #1000blackgirls. Unable to find herself in literature, she set out on a mission to collect and donate books featuring black female protagonists.

And she not only succeeded, she collected close to ten times that amount.

Watch her speak about her mission below. And awesome news – through her amazing efforts, she’s landed a Scholastic book deal. Congratulations, Marley!