Today’s Riot Rundown is sponsored by Sponsored by Love, Hate & Other Filters by Samira Ahmed.
Seventeen-year-old Maya Aziz is torn between worlds. There’s the one her parents expect for their good Indian daughter: attending college near their Chicago home, and dating a “suitable” Muslim boy. And then there’s the world of her dreams: going to film school in New York City—and maybe (just maybe) pursuing a boy she’s known from afar since grade school. But when a horrific crime perpetrated hundreds of miles away upends her life, Maya must find the strength to confront the fear and bigotry of people she thought she knew, and determine where she truly belongs.