Amal Unbound

May 8, 2018|
Amal Unbound by Aisha Saeed
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"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.
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 D...
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Title:Amal Unbound
Format:Hardcover
Product dimensions:240 pages, 8.5 X 5.88 X 0.86 in
Shipping dimensions:240 pages, 8.5 X 5.88 X 0.86 in
Published:May 8, 2018
Publisher:Penguin Young Readers Group
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9780399544682

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