Farah and her best friend, Allie Liu, are getting excited to turn in their applications to the Magnet Academy, where they both hope to attend sixth grade. But when new girl Dana Denver shows up, Farah’s world is turned upside down. As Dana starts bullying Farah’s little brother, Samir, Farah begins to second-guess her choice to leave him behind at Harbortown Elementary/Middle School. Determined to handle it on her own, Farah comes up with a plan—a plan that involves lying to those closest to her. Will her lies catch up with her, or can Farah find a way to defeat the bully and rock fifth grade?
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Susan Muaddi Darraj won an American Book Award for her short story collection, A Curious Land: Stories from Home, which also earned an Arab American Book Award and the AWP Grace Paley Prize. In 2018, she was named a 2018 Ford Fellow by USA Artists. She created the viral #TweetYourThobe social media campaign to promote Palestinian culture in 2019. Farah Rocks Fifth Grade is her debut children’s novel. Follow her on Twitter and Instagram at @SusanDarraj or find her at www.susanmuaddidarraj.com.
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