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Rani Patel Steals the Mic—and the spotlight—at BEA
Rani Patel Steals the Mic—and the spotlight—at BEA May 18, 2016
--Michelle Lange

The story of a “nerdy, flat-chested Indian teen in Hawaii who wants to be a kickass M.C.” made a big splash at the YA Editor’s Buzz Panel at BEA. Hear from Lee Byrd at Cinco Puntos about the impact of Sonia Patel’s new novel, and read why Entertainment Weekly calls it one of the “11 best things we saw at BookExpo America 2016.”

“As Rani deals with her own traumatic and complicated life, she discovers hip hop, which helps her find herself.” —Entertainment Weekly. Read the full article.

BONUS: Hear author Sonia Patel spit her own rhymes on stage. Watch it now (starts at 0.42).

Watch the BEA Young Adult Editors' Buzz 2016 panel, featuring “Rani Patel in Full Effect.”

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