Everything you need to understand or teach Yes No Maybe So by Becky Albertalli.
Becky Albertalli and Aisha Saeed’s young adult novel Yes No Maybe So tells the story of Jamie and Maya, two teenagers living in suburban Atlanta. Together they both begin to canvass for a special election in an important state senate district, hoping to swing it from Republican to Democratic representation. Meanwhile, Maya’s parents are separating and her best friend is leaving for college, while Jamie faces the dread of public speaking at his sister’s upcoming bat mitzvah. Through their friendship and eventual relationship, the two figure out how young people not yet old enough to vote can make a difference in an election, and even change the course of history. This novel explores the themes of Islamophobia and Anti-Semitism, Political is Personal, and how Instagram can be a force for good, and for bad.