When a Brown Girl Flees

By Jesmeen Kaur Deo, author of TJ Powar Has Something to Prove

Qureshi effortlessly weaves a story as universal as it is specific: about the wretched tragedy and fury of growing up a girl, alongside the unique wonders and joys. Readers will root for protagonist Zahra as she learns to embrace her roots for nobody other than herself. When a Brown Girl Flees is a story that is at times heartbreaking, warm, relatable, and above all, incredibly healing.