If I Tell You the Truth

Illustration of purple hands

Kiran flees her home in Punjab for a fresh start in Canada after a sexual assault leaves her pregnant. But overstaying her visa and living undocumented brings its own perils for both her and her daughter, Sahaara. Sahaara would do anything to protect her mother. When she learns the truth about Kiran’s past, she feels compelled to seek justice — even if it means challenging a powerful and dangerous man. This book follows When You Ask Me Where I'm Going.



Culture/Community: Indian / Indian American
Themes for Middle Grade/YA: Sexual Violence
Age Level: Young Adult
Tags: Sikh