Written by Hena Khan
Published by Salaam Reads / Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
It’s the last few days of her vacation in Pakistan, and Amina has loved every minute of it. The food, the shops, the time she’s spent with her family—all of it holds a special place in Amina’s heart. Now that the school year is starting again, she’s sad to leave, but also excited to share the wonders of Pakistan with her friends back in Greendale.
After she’s home, though, her friends don’t seem overly interested in her trip. And when she decides to do a presentation on Pakistani hero Malala Yousafzai, her classmates focus on the worst parts of the story. How can Amina share the beauty of Pakistan when no one wants to listen?
Primary ISBN: 9781534459885
Available As: Hardcover, eBook
Middle Grade, Age 08 or older
Themes: Cross-Group Friendship, Family Separation: Different Immigration Status, Generation: 1st, Immigrant: Education, Own Voices/Lived Experience, Religious Background: Muslim, Visiting Home Country
Setting: United States
Character’s New Arrival/New American Status: 1st Generation
Book Creator(s) Connection to the Community Represented: Own Voices/Lived Experience
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