Amal Unbound Book
Score: 4
From 15 Ratings

Amal Unbound


  • Author : Aisha Saeed
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2018-05-08
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN 10 : 9780399544705

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Amal Unbound Book Description :

"Saeed's timely and stirring middle-grade debut is a celebration of resistance and justice."--Kirkus Reviews, starred review The compelling story of a girl's fight to regain her life and dreams after being forced into indentured servitude. Life is quiet and ordinary in Amal's Pakistani village, but she had no complaints, and besides, she's busy pursuing her dream of becoming a teacher one day. Her dreams are temporarily dashed when--as the eldest daughter--she must stay home from school to take care of her siblings. Amal is upset, but she doesn't lose hope and finds ways to continue learning. Then the unimaginable happens--after an accidental run-in with the son of her village's corrupt landlord, Amal must work as his family's servant to pay off her own family's debt. Life at the opulent Khan estate is full of heartbreak and struggle for Amal--especially when she inadvertently makes an enemy of a girl named Nabila. Most troubling, though, is Amal's growing awareness of the Khans' nefarious dealings. When it becomes clear just how far they will go to protect their interests, Amal realizes she will have to find a way to work with others if they are ever to exact change in a cruel status quo, and if Amal is ever to achieve her dreams.

Amal Unbound Book
Score: 4
From 8 Ratings

Amal Unbound


  • Author : Aisha Saeed
  • Publisher : Puffin Books
  • Release Date : 2020-01-07
  • Genre: Young Adult Fiction
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN 10 : 9780399544699

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Amal Unbound Book Description :

In Pakistan, Amal holds onto her dream of being a teacher even after becoming an indentured servant to pay off her family's debt to the wealthy and corrupt Khan family.

Amal Unbound Book
Score: 3.5
From 9 Ratings

Amal Unbound


  • Author : Aisha Saeed
  • Publisher : Text Publishing
  • Release Date : 2018-05-28
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN 10 : 9781925626971

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Amal Unbound Book Description :

Life is quiet and ordinary in Amal's Pakistani village, but she had no complaints, and besides, she's busy pursuing her dream of becoming a teacher one day. Her dreams are temporarily dashed when—as the eldest daughter—she must stay home from school to take care of her siblings. Amal is upset, but she doesn't lose hope and finds ways to continue learning. Then the unimaginable happens—after an accidental run-in with the son of her village's corrupt landlord, Amal must work as his family's servant to pay off her own family's debt. Life at the opulent Khan estate is full of heartbreak and struggle for Amal—especially when she inadvertently makes an enemy of a girl named Nabila. Most troubling, though, is Amal's growing awareness of the Khans' nefarious dealings. When it becomes clear just how far they will go to protect their interests, Amal realizes she will have to find a way to work with others if they are ever to exact change in a cruel status quo, and if Amal is ever to achieve her dreams. Aisha Saeed is a Pakistani-American writer, teacher and attorney. She has been featured on MTV, the Huffington Post, NBC and the BBC, and, as one of the founding members of the much talked about 'We Need Diverse Books' campaign, she is helping change the conversation about diverse books. Aisha lives in Atlanta, Georgia, with her husband and sons. ‘Raw, honest, funny, charming and hopeful. A reminder of how people with privilege should never underestimate the courage and strength of young people fighting for their rights. Girls and boys everywhere can learn so much from a young girl like Amal.’ Randa Abdel-Fattah ‘A wonderfully uplifting tale of courage and the fight for justice. Saeed has created a compelling story that shines a light on a part of our world that has been ignored for far too long.’ Zana Fraillon ‘A beautiful and moving story about indentured servitude, economic class, family, resistance and ultimately—freedom. Amal’s story and the many peop

Written in the Stars Book
Score: 4
From 11 Ratings

Written in the Stars


  • Author : Aisha Saeed
  • Publisher : Speak
  • Release Date : 2016-05
  • Genre: Arranged marriage
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN 10 : 9780147513939

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Written in the Stars Book Description :

"Naila's vacation to visit relatives in Pakistan turns into a nightmare when she discovers her parents want to force her to marry a man she's never met"--

Bilal Cooks Daal Book

Bilal Cooks Daal


  • Author : Aisha Saeed
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2019-06-04
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 40
  • ISBN 10 : 9781534418110

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Bilal Cooks Daal Book Description :

A Kirkus Reviews Best Picture Book of 2019 An Asian/Pacific American Award for Literature Honor Book 2019 Six-year-old Bilal introduces his friends to his favorite dish—daal!—in this charming picture book that showcases the value of patience, teamwork, community, and sharing. Six-year-old Bilal is excited to help his dad make his favorite food of all-time: daal! The slow-cooked lentil dish from South Asia requires lots of ingredients and a whole lot of waiting. Bilal wants to introduce his friends to daal. They’ve never tried it! As the day goes on, the daal continues to simmer, and more kids join Bilal and his family, waiting to try the tasty dish. And as time passes, Bilal begins to wonder: Will his friends like it as much as he does? This debut picture book by Aisha Saeed, with charming illustrations by Anoosha Syed, uses food as a means of bringing a community together to share in each other’s family traditions.

The Pants Project Book
Score: 4
From 5 Ratings

The Pants Project


  • Author : Cat Clarke
  • Publisher : Sourcebooks, Inc.
  • Release Date : 2017-03-07
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN 10 : 9781492638100

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The Pants Project Book Description :

Okay, here goes. My name is Liv (not Olivia). I'm not technically a girl. I'm transgender. Which is a bit like being a Transformer, only not quite as cool because I probably won't get to save the world one day. Liv knows he was always meant to be a boy, but with his new school's terrible dress code, he can't even wear pants. Only skirts. Operation: Pants Project begins! The only way for Liv to get what he wants is to go after it himself. But to Liv, this isn't just a mission to change the policy—it's a mission to change his life. And that's a pretty big deal.

Diana and the Island of No Return Book

Diana and the Island of No Return


  • Author : Aisha Saeed
  • Publisher : Random House Books for Young Readers
  • Release Date : 2020-07-14
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN 10 : 9780593174494

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Diana and the Island of No Return Book Description :

Warrior. Princess. Hero. Diana's destiny is to be the world's greatest female super hero... if she can survive this action-packed adventure! Young Princess Diana is fierce and whip-smart, and she loves her island home of Themyscira. Her deepest wish is to be able to train with the rest of the Amazons and protect her homeland--but she's told it's out of the question. This is the year Diana hopes to persuade her mother, Queen Hippolyta, to let her learn how to fight when the world's most powerful women gather on Themyscira for a festival to celebrate their different cultures. But at the start of the festivities, an unexpected and forbidden visitor--a boy!--brings news of an untold danger that threatens Themyscira and all of its sacred neighboring lands. It's up to Diana and her best friend, Princess Sakina, to save them, even if it means tangling with a cunning demon who reveals that a terrifying force is out to capture Diana against her will. In the first of three high-octane, breathtaking Wonder Woman Adventures, Diana finally gets the chance to prove her worth as a warrior and save not just her friends and family but their entire way of life. As long as she can make it out alive herself....

Aladdin  Far From Agrabah Book

Aladdin Far From Agrabah


  • Author : Aisha Saeed
  • Publisher : Disney Electronic Content
  • Release Date : 2019-04-02
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781368047425

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Aladdin Far From Agrabah Book Description :

This stunning original novel will tell an all-new story set in the world of the new film, featuring Aladdin and Jasmine. A magic carpet ride full of adventure, suspense, and wonder written by New York Times Bestselling author Aisha Saeed, this story will be a must-read for any Aladdin fans who find themselves drawn into and enchanted by the magical world of Agrabah and beyond.

Yes No Maybe So Book
Score: 4
From 5 Ratings

Yes No Maybe So


  • Author : Becky Albertalli
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Release Date : 2020-02-04
  • Genre: Young Adult Fiction
  • Pages : 448
  • ISBN 10 : 9780062937056

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Yes No Maybe So Book Description :

A book about the power of love and resistance from New York Times bestselling authors Becky Albertalli and Aisha Saeed. YES Jamie Goldberg is cool with volunteering for his local state senate candidate—as long as he’s behind the scenes. When it comes to speaking to strangers (or, let’s face it, speaking at all to almost anyone) Jamie’s a choke artist. There’s no way he’d ever knock on doors to ask people for their votes…until he meets Maya. NO Maya Rehman’s having the worst Ramadan ever. Her best friend is too busy to hang out, her summer trip is canceled, and now her parents are separating. Why her mother thinks the solution to her problems is political canvassing—with some awkward dude she hardly knows—is beyond her. MAYBE SO Going door to door isn’t exactly glamorous, but maybe it’s not the worst thing in the world. After all, the polls are getting closer—and so are Maya and Jamie. Mastering local activism is one thing. Navigating the cross-cultural crush of the century is another thing entirely.

The Lines We Cross Book
Score: 4.5
From 2 Ratings

The Lines We Cross


  • Author : Randa Abdel-Fattah
  • Publisher : Scholastic Inc.
  • Release Date : 2017-05-09
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 400
  • ISBN 10 : 9781338118674

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The Lines We Cross Book Description :

Michael likes to hang out with his friends and play with the latest graphic design software. His parents drag him to rallies held by their anti-immigrant group, which rails against the tide of refugees flooding the country. And it all makes sense to Michael. Until Mina, a beautiful girl from the other side of the protest lines, shows up at his school, and turns out to be funny, smart -- and a Muslim refugee from Afghanistan. Suddenly, his parents' politics seem much more complicated. Mina has had a long and dangerous journey fleeing her besieged home in Afghanistan, and now faces a frigid reception at her new prep school, where she is on scholarship. As tensions rise, lines are drawn. Michael has to decide where he stands. Mina has to protect herself and her family. Both have to choose what they want their world to look like.