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“Khan excellently weaves together complex issues of feeling torn between two parts of one’s identity, illness in the family, helping others, and finding out that growing up does not have to mean growing apart. Highly recommended for all collections.”
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Amina’s Song

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

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Setting: United States

Character’s New Arrival/New American Status: 1st Generation

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