Before Takeoff by Adi Alsaid

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Before Takeoff
Cover of Before Takeoff by Adi Alsaid
Author(s) Adi Alsaid
Published June 7, 2022
Publisher Knopf Books for Young Readers
Genre(s) Literary Fiction
Age group Young Adult

Before Takeoff by Adi Alsai is a young adult literary fiction novel, originally published on June 7, 2022

Trigger Warnings

  • Death of grandparents (mentioned)
  • Explosions
  • Murder (brief mention, off-page)
  • Racism


An asterisk (*) indicates that the author openly identifies with that identity.

  • French Thai main character
  • Latinx main and side characters
  • Thai side character
  • Black side characters