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Harvard sophomore gets book deal

Nadya Okamoto
Sarah Waters
Nadya Okamoto

You win some, you lose some.

Harvard sophomore Nadya Okamoto may have been unsuccessful in her bid for a seat on the Cambridge City Council, but that’s OK. Okamoto, who was in high school when she created a nonprofit to provide free feminine hygiene products to women in need, has just landed a book deal.

Okamoto’s manifesto, titled “Power to the Period” — the nonprofit is called PERIOD — was bought at auction by Simon & Schuster. The book is described as a how-to for young people who want to change the conversation about periods “to make the world a more just place for gender equality, ending poverty, intersectional feminism, and the environment.”

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The book will be out next fall.