Amal Unbound

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Amal-Unbound.jpgAmal Unbound (Nancy Paulsen Books, 2018) by Aisha Saeed is SO Good! I'd been hearing a lot about this New York Times bestseller and am really glad I've now read it.

Twelve-year-old Amal loves school, but now she has to stay home and watch her little sisters while her mother recovers from the birth of another baby. Amal wants to be a teacher herself someday, so missing this much school is worrying. Her dreams are shattered one day when she is rude to the wrong man--a member of the ruling family in their Pakistani village. For her effrontery, she is taken away from home to be Jawad Sahib's servant. How can she survive the intrigue among the Khan's servants? Will she ever be allowed to return home?

This book would make a fantastic movie. As my previous recommendation, I wish kids all over America could read it.

Previously, I've recommended Aisha's YA novel, Written in the Stars. You can read about it here.

I love this list of Fourteen Things about the author.

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