Darius the Great Is Not Okay

                                   Darius the great

Darius the Great Is Not Okay is SJSU's Campus Reading book for the fall 2023 incoming class of first-year students. "Darius the Great Is Not Okay" is in essence a coming-of-age story with family at the center. Throughout the narrative, readers will encounter Persian customs, traditions, and foods, many of them for the first time, just as Darius does.

                                  Adib Khorram photo

                                        © Afsoneh Khorram

Adib Khorram is the author of Darius the Great Is Not Okay, which earned the William C. Morris Debut Award, the Asian/Pacific American Award for Young Adult Literature, and a Boston Globe–Horn Book Honor, as well as a multitude of other honors and accolades. His followup, Darius the Great Deserves Better received three starred reviews, was an Indie Bestseller, and received a Stonewall Honor. When he isn’t writing, you can find him learning to do a Lutz jump, practicing his handstands, or steeping a cup of oolong. He lives in Kansas City, Missouri, where people don’t usually talk about themselves in the third person. Read Adib Khorram's full biography on adibkhorram.com.