Amina's Voice

ISBN-10: 1481492071
ISBN-13: 9781481492072
Author: Khan, Hena
Interest Level: 3-7
Publisher: Simon & Schuster

Publication Date: May 2018

Copyright: 2017

Page Count: 208

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Interest Level

Grades 3-7

Reading Level

Guided Reading: U
Lexile: 800L
Accelerated Reader Level: 5.0
Accelerated Reader Points: 5.0

BISAC Subjects

JUVENILE FICTION / Social Themes / Friendship

JUVENILE FICTION / Social Themes / Prejudice & Racism

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. Amina Khoker has always been a shy kid, but she's never been interested in being popular. She is happy just hanging out with her best friend Soojin Park. Except now that middle school has begun, everything seems to be changing. Soojin is thinking about changing her name to an American one, and it makes Amina feel like the odd one out. It doesn't help that Soojin has recently started hanging out with Emily, one of the "cool" girls from their class. Does this mean Soojin is moving on? Will Amina have to become more American too? What does it mean to be American? While Amina struggles to answer these questions, her community is shocked when their local mosque is vandalized.
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