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“Whimsically packaged into a relatable tale, the message to celebrate diversity and identity comes through loud and clear in this must-buy for collections serving young readers.”
—School Library Journal (Starred Review)

The Magical Reality of Nadia

Written by Bassem Youssef and Catherine R. Daly
Illustrated by Douglas Holgate
Published by Scholastic, Inc.

Nadia is ready to start 6th grade with a bang! Fresh off summer vacation with her cousins in Egypt, Nadia is most excited about her school project celebrating the 100th anniversary of The Museum of American History. When one of her classmates starts making snide comments about her Egyptian heritage, Nadia ends up finding support from a magical Egyptian source — her ancient necklace! Filled with humor and heart, The Magical Reality of Nadia also keenly handles tough topics like prejudice and empathy that will resonate with Young Readers for years to come.

Primary ISBN: 9781338572285
Available As: Hardcover, eBook
Middle Grade, Age 08 or older

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Setting: United States

Character’s New Arrival/New American Status: Unknown Arrival

Book Creator(s) Connection to the Community Represented: Own Voices/Lived Experience

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