|By (author):||Khan, Hena|
|Subject:||JUVENILE FICTION / Age 10-14|
|JUVENILE FICTION / Family / General (see also headings under Social Themes)|
|JUVENILE FICTION / Social Themes / Friendship|
|JUVENILE FICTION / Social Themes / Prejudice & Racism|
|Publisher:||Salaam Reads / Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers|
|Size:||7.62in x 5.12in|
|From The Publisher*||A Pakistani-American Muslim girl struggles to stay true to her family's vibrant culture while simultaneously blending in at school after tragedy strikes her community in this "compassionate, timely novel" (Booklist, starred review) from the award-winning author of It's Ramadan, Curious George and Golden Domes and Silver Lanterns.|
Amina has never been comfortable in the spotlight. She is happy just hanging out with her best friend, Soojin. Except now that she's in middle school everything feels different. Soojin is suddenly hanging out with Emily, one of the "cool" girls in the class, and even talking about changing her name to something more "American." Does Amina need to start changing too? Or hiding who she is to fit in? While Amina grapples with these questions, she is devastated when her local mosque is vandalized.
Amina's Voice brings to life the joys and challenges of a young Pakistani-American and highlights the many ways in which one girl's voice can help bring a diverse community together to love and support each other.
|Review Quote*||*"Amina's middle school woes and the universal themes running through the book transcend culture, race, and religion. A perfect first book for this new Muslim imprint."|
|Review Quote*||*"A universal story of self-acceptance and the acceptance of others. A welcome addition to any middle grade collection."|
|Review Quote*||"Watching Amina literally and figuratively find her voice-bolstered by community, friendship, and discovered inner strength-makes for rewarding reading."|