Amal Unbound

Amal Unbound

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A New York Times Bestseller

Amal has big dreams, until a nightmarish encounter . . .

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, with all its attendant jealousies and pecking-order woes. Most troubling, though, is Amal's increasing awareness of the deadly measures the Khan family will go to in order to stay in control. It's clear that their hold over her village will never loosen as long as everyone is too afraid to challenge them--so if Amal is to have any chance of ensuring her loved ones' safety and winning back her freedom, she must find a way to work with the other servants to make it happen.

Author: Aisha Saeed
Publisher: Puffin Books
Published: 01/07/2020
Pages: 240
Binding Type: Paperback
Weight: 0.40lbs
Size: 7.50h x 5.00w x 0.70d
ISBN: 9780399544699
Audience: Ages 9-12

Accelerated Reader:
Reading Level: 4.2
Point Value: 6
Interest Level: Middle Grade
Quiz #/Name: 194712 / Amal Unbound

About the Author
Aisha Saeed also wrote Written in the Stars, and is a Pakistani-American writer, teacher, and attorney. She has been featured on MTV, the Huffington Post, NBC and the BBC, and her writings have appeared in publications including the journal ALAN and the Orlando Sentinel. 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.