In The Key Of Nira Ghani

ISBN-10: 076246545X
ISBN-13: 9780762465453
Author: Deen, Natasha
Interest Level: 7-12
Publisher: Running Press

Publication Date: November 2021

Copyright: 2019

Page Count: 304


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Interest Level

Grades 7-12

Reading Level

Guided Reading: Z
Accelerated Reader Level: 4.2
Accelerated Reader Points: 9.0

BISAC Subjects

YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Diversity & Multicultural *

YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Family / Multigenerational *

YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Family / Parents *

Description
A Guyanese girl must find the balance between her parents' "old world" expectations and traditions while pursuing her dream of being a great trumpeter in this contemporary, coming-of-age story, written by an #OwnVoices author . Nira Ghani has always dreamed of becoming a musician. Her Guyanese parents, however, have big plans for her to become a scientist or doctor. Nira's grandmother and her best friend, Emily, are the only people who seem to truly understand her desire to establish an identity outside of the one imposed on Nira by her parents. When auditions for jazz band are announced, Nira realizes it's now or never to convince her parents that she deserves a chance to pursue her passion. As if fighting with her parents weren't bad enough, Nira finds herself navigating a new friendship dynamic when her crush, Noah, and notorious mean-girl, McKenzie "Mac," take a sudden interest in her and Emily, inserting themselves into the fold. So, too, does Nira's much cooler (and very competitive) cousin Farah. Is she trying to wiggle her wa
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