Amina's Song

Amina's Song

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"For inspiring empathy in young readers, you can't get better than this book." --R. J. Palacio, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Wonder

In the companion novel to the beloved and award-winning Amina's Voice, Amina once again uses her voice to bridge the places, people, and communities she loves--this time across continents.

It's the last few days of her vacation in Pakistan, and Amina has loved every minute of it. The food, the shops, the time she's spent with her family--all of it holds a special place in Amina's heart. Now that the school year is starting again, she's sad to leave, but also excited to share the wonders of Pakistan with her friends back in Greendale.

After she's home, though, her friends don't seem overly interested in her trip. And when she decides to do a presentation on Pakistani hero Malala Yousafzai, her classmates focus on the worst parts of the story. How can Amina share the beauty of Pakistan when no one wants to listen?

Author: Hena Khan
Publisher: Salaam Reads / Simon & Schuster Books for You
Published: 03/09/2021
Pages: 288
Binding Type: Hardcover
Weight: 0.80lbs
Size: 8.10h x 5.70w x 1.50d
ISBN: 9781534459885
Audience: Ages 9-12

Accelerated Reader:
Reading Level: 4.9
Point Value: 7
Interest Level: Middle Grade
Quiz #/Name: 511720 / Amina's Song


Review Citation(s):
Booklist 12/15/2020 pg. 97
Kirkus Reviews 01/15/2021
Publishers Weekly 02/08/2021
School Library Journal 03/01/2021 pg. 94

About the Author
Hena Khan is a Pakistani American writer. She is the author of the middle grade novels Amina's Voice, Amina's Song, and More to the Story and picture books Golden Domes and Silver Lanterns, Under My Hijab, and It's Ramadan, Curious George, among others. Hena lives in her hometown of Rockville, Maryland, with her family. You can learn more about Hena and her books by visiting her website at HenaKhan.com or connecting with her @HenaKhanBooks.