Barakah Beats

ISBN-10: 1338702084
ISBN-13: 9781338702088
Author: Siddiqui, Maleeha
Interest Level: 3-7
Publisher: Scholastic

Publication Date: September 2022

Copyright: 2021

Page Count: 304

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Interest Level

Grades 3-7

Reading Level

Lexile: 650L
Accelerated Reader Level: 4.3
Accelerated Reader Points: 7.0

BISAC Subjects

JUVENILE FICTION / Social Themes / Friendship

JUVENILE FICTION / Religious / Muslim *

Description
Twelve-year-old Nimra Sharif has spent her whole life in Islamic school, but now it's time to go to "real school." Nimra's nervous, but as long as she has Jenna, her best friend who already goes to the public school, she figures she can take on just about anything. Unfortunately, middle school is hard. The teachers are mean, the schedule is confusing, and Jenna starts giving hijab-wearing Nimra the cold shoulder around the other kids. Desperate to fit in and get back in Jenna's good graces, Nimra accepts an unlikely invitation to join the school's popular 8th grade boy band, Barakah Beats. The only problem is, Nimra was taught that music isn't allowed in Islam, and she knows her parents would be disappointed if they found out. So she devises a simple plan: join the band, win Jenna back, then quietly drop out before her parents find out. But dropping out of the band proves harder than expected. Not only is her plan to get Jenna back working, but Nimra really likes hanging out with the band -- they value her contributions and respect
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