Amina's Voice (inbunden)
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Inbunden (Hardback)
Språk
Engelska
Antal sidor
208
Utgivningsdatum
2017-06-01
Förlag
Simon & Schuster
Illustratör/Fotograf
f-c jacket
Illustrationer
f-c jacket (spfx: pearlized stock)
Dimensioner
209 x 152 x 12 mm
Vikt
294 g
Antal komponenter
1
ISBN
9781481492065
Amina's Voice (inbunden)

Amina's Voice

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A Washington Post Best Children's Book of 2017 "For inspiring empathy in young readers, you can't get better than this book." -R. J. Palacio, author of #1 New York Times bestseller Wonder "Amina's anxieties are entirely relatable, but it's her sweet-hearted nature that makes her such a winning protagonist." -Entertainment Weekly 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 sweet and moving middle grade novel 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.
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"For inspiring empathy in young readers, you can't get better than this book." -- R. J. Palacio, author of #1 New York Times bestseller Wonder "Hena Khan (It's Ramadan, Curious George) writes a gentle coming-of-age story universal in theme and original in context, and appealing to any reader who has just wanted to slow the world down." -- Shelf Awareness * 3/17/17 * "Realistic fiction centered on a Pakistani-American Muslim girl is a refreshing change in the middle grade market.....It's solid storyline and the common denominator of middle school drama highlights the fact that students from all backgrounds may be more alike than they realize. Recommended." -- School Library Connection * May/June 2017 * "This gentle example of multicultural domestic realism hits all of the right notes...a comforting counternarrative to what young readers may see on the news." -- BCCB * March 2017 * "[A] relatable portrayal of a tween who wants to fit in, and who's devoted to her faith even amid her confusion about her family's varied approaches to it." * Horn Book * *"Written as beautifully as Amina's voice surely is, this compassionate, timely novel is highly recommended for all libraries." * Booklist, STARRED REVIEW * *"A universal story of self-acceptance and the acceptance of others. A welcome addition to any middle grade collection." * School Library Journal, STARRED REVIEW * "Watching Amina literally and figuratively find her voice-bolstered by community, friendship, and discovered inner strength-makes for rewarding reading." * Publishers Weekly * *"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." * Kirkus Reviews, STARRED REVIEW *

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Hena Khan is the author of several books including Amina's Voice; Power Forward; On Point; Bounce Back; It's Ramadan, Curious George; Golden Domes and Silver Lanterns; and The Night of the Moon. Hena lives in her hometown of Rockville, Maryland, with her husband and two sons. You can learn more about Hena by visiting her website at HenaKhan.com.