Cover Crush: Unbecoming by Seema Yasmin

Crushed on by Kelly BookCrushin, on June 24, 2024, in Cover Crush / 0 Comments

Cover Crush: Unbecoming by Seema Yasmin

Unbecoming by Seema Yasmin has such a vibrant and beautiful cover and I hope it helps this very important book get picked up by teens, especially the ones who need it most. The colors are vibrant and the art draws anyone passing by to take a better look, and when you glance at the jacket copy, you know this book is going to be poignant and timely – especially for the fight and right to have autonomy over our bodies. The discussion on teen pregnancy, especially in Texas, is definitely relevant and impactful, and this YA debut is coming from a medical doctor’s perspective. Look for this one to hit shelves on July 9th!

Cover Crush: Unbecoming by Seema Yasmin


by Seema Yasmin
Published by: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
on July 9, 2024
Genres: Contemporary, Young Adult

Two Muslim teens in Texas fight for access to abortion while one harbors a painful secret in this funny and heartfelt near-future speculative novel perfect. Written in a dual POV (including one queer narrator)!

In a not-too-distant America, abortions are prosecuted and the right to choose is no longer an option. But best friends Laylah and Noor want to change the world. After graduating high school, they’ll become an OBGYN and a journalist, but in the meantime, they’re working on an illegal guide to abortion in Texas.

In response to the unfair laws, underground networks of clinics have sprung up, but the good fight has gotten even more precarious as it becomes harder to secure safe medication and supplies. Both Layla and Noor are passionate about getting their guide completed so it can help those in need, but Laylah treats their project with an urgency Noor doesn’t understand—that may have something to do with the strange goings-on between their mosque and a local politician.

Fighting for what they believe in may involve even more obstacles than they bargained for, but the two best friends will continue as they always have: together.

Thank you to Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers for gifting me a finished copy!

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