Published in August 2019. It was Pick of the Week for Love Reading 4 Schools, and Book of the Week at Letterbox Library.
Jeevan’s an A star student in every subject apart from English. He suspects his English teacher, Mrs. Greaves, of marking him down on purpose. But no one believes him – even his best friends, Dread and Sandi, think he’s over-reacting. It seems that his teacher dislikes him intensely. He is sure that she is prejudiced against him because he is Asian.
Walking home from school through the woods, Jeevan catches Mrs. Greaves and another teacher, Mr. Green, up to something they shouldn’t be doing, and now he’s got this radioactive video that he could use against Mrs. Greaves.
But he’s caught in a moral dilemma – to do the right thing, or not?
That Asian Kid is a compelling story that explores the themes of racism, of identity, justice.
Notes: Sex is present because of the affair between the teachers but not graphically described and confined to kissing among the teenagers. The story contains underage smoking and drinking.