Amina’s Voice

People, Identity & Culture
Religion & Religious Bigotry
Amina's Voice
Author(s):
Hena Khan
Age Group:
8-12
Publisher:
Salaam Reads
ISBN:
978-1481492063
People, Identity & Culture
Religion & Religious Bigotry

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. This book illustratesthe  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. 

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