Author of THEY COULD HAVE NAMED HER ANYTHING
(Little A, August 2019)
Stephanie Jimenez is a former Fulbright recipient whose debut novel THEY COULD HAVE NAMED HER ANYTHING will be published in August 2019 from Little A Books. Her fiction and non-fiction has appeared in The Guardian, O! the Oprah Magazine, The Heavy Feather Review, and is forthcoming in a collection from Routledge Press. She was born and raised in Queens, New York, where her first novel is set. She is an alumna of Prep for Prep, a leadership development program for students of color, and graduated from Scripps College in California, where she was surrounded by fearless women. She is so thrilled to pretend to know how to dance bachata at this year’s Debutante Ball.
About THEY COULD HAVE NAMED HER ANYTHING
THEY COULD HAVE NAMED HER ANYTHING is Stephanie Jimenez’s debut novel—the story of two teenaged girls—one Latina and one white—questioning what it means to live up to the name you’ve been given and how far you’ll go for the life you’ve always dreamed of; grappling with racism, class privilege, female friendship, and familial expectations, set in Queens, New York, and the Upper East Side, Manhattan.
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