Bhai for Now
Written by Maleeha Siddiqui
Published by Scholastic, Inc.
Ashar is busy with the ice hockey team, studying to get into the best school, and hanging out with his friends.
Shaheer and his father are always moving, following his dad’s jobs. Shaheer has given up hope of finding a place where he can put down roots, a place that feels like home.
The two boys have nothing in common.
But when they meet on Shaheer’s first day at his new school, it’s like looking in a mirror.
They quickly figure out that they’re twins, separated as babies. And they are determined to do whatever it takes—including secretly switching identities—to get to know the parent they’ve been separated from.
This is the story of two long-lost brothers who, while they might not like each other, just might need each other. Bhai for Now is by turns heartwarming and hilarious, and with an unforgettable Muslim family and friendship story at its core.
Primary ISBN: 9781338702095
Available As: Hardcover, eBook
Middle Grade, Age 8 or older
Community Represented: Muslim/Muslim American, Pakistani/Pakistani American
Themes: Family Relationship: Parents, Generation: 1st, Own Voices/Lived Experience, Welcoming by Individual
Setting: United States (Virginia and Washington D.C.)
Character’s New Arrival/New American Status: 2nd Generation
Book Creator(s) Connection to the Community Represented: Own Voices/Lived Experience
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