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Khorram, Adib

Darius the Great Is Not Okay

(2) YA Sophomore Darius Kellner struggles with clinical depression, disconnection from the Persian half of his heritage, and constant awareness of his (white) father's disappointment in him. While visiting his grandparents in Iran, Darius meets Sohrab, a Bahá'i young man, and a tender and natural friendship begins. Khorram's debut novel is an affectionate portrait of Iran and an exploration of understanding one's identity--both personally and culturally.

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