Debating Darcy: Pride vs. Persistence.
Leela, a lifelong speech competitor, may have found her match in Firoze Darcy, a debater from an elite private school. She can't stand him, seeing him as snotty and disagreeable, so naturally, she'll defeat him in the tournament. Things turn out to be more complicated! Dasgupta is a bestselling author, former pediatrician, and now teaches at Columbia University. She has melded the modern competitive American high school debate tournament experience with P&P and delivered a story that's new, fun, funny, and deals with serious subjects like class conflict and toxic masculinity. Unlike Wickham's teenage victims in P&P, her young women have the opportunity, and the strength, to speak out. Scholastic Press. New York. 2023. Paper. NEW. $11.00