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Author: Aisha Saeed
Publisher: New York, NY : Nancy Paulsen Books, [2018] ©2018
Edition/Format:   Print book : Elementary and junior high school : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
"Twelve-year-old Amal's dream of becoming a teacher one day is dashed in an instant when she accidentally insults a member of her Pakistani village's ruling family. As punishment for her behavior, she is forced to leave her heartbroken family behind and go work at their estate. Amal is distraught but has faced setbacks before. So she summons her courage and begins navigating the complex rules of life as a servant,  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Children's stories
Juvenile works
Juvenile fiction
Material Type: Elementary and junior high school, Fiction, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Aisha Saeed
ISBN: 9780399544682 0399544682
OCLC Number: 1001323628
Awards: ALSC Notable Children's Book, 2019
Amelia Bloomer Top Ten, 2019
CSMCL Best Books, 2018
Kirkus Prize Nominee for Young Readers' Literature, 2018
New York Public Library Best Books for Kids, 2018
Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People, 2019
NPR Best Books, 2018
Publisher's Weekly Best Middle Grade Book, 2018
School Library Journal's Best Books, 2018
Washington Post Best Children's Books, 2018
Target Audience: HL600L; Structure indicator: 90 (high); Syntactic indicator: 90 (high); Semantic indicator: 100 (very high); Decoding indicator: 100 (very high)
Description: 226 pages ; 22 cm
Responsibility: Aisha Saeed.
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Aisha Saeed's middle-grade debut tells the compelling story of a girl's fight to regain her life and dreams after being forced into indentured servitude.  Read more...


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* "Saeed (Written in the Stars) infuses this true-to-life story of unjust power dynamics in a poor Pakistani village with a palpable sense of dread regarding the fate of the inquisitive, industrious, Read more...

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