Everything Sad Is Untrue
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Levine Querido, 2020.
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Daniel Nayeri., & Daniel Nayeri|AUTHOR. (2020). Everything Sad Is Untrue . Levine Querido.

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At the front of a middle school classroom in Oklahoma, a boy named Khosrou (whom everyone calls "Daniel") stands, trying to tell a story. His story. But, no one believes a word he says. To them he is a dark-skinned, hairy-armed boy with a big butt whose lunch smells funny; who makes things up and talks about poop too much.

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