April 30, 2018

#BookTour: Amal Unbound by @aishacs ‏

About the Book:

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.

Reviewed By: Endy 
Publisher: Nancy Paulsen Books
Recommended Age: Middle Grade 
Genre: Realistic Fiction 
How I Acquired this book: Publisher 
Overall rating: ★★★★★
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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.

Noteworthy experiences while reading this book: This is such an important book for out time. 

Check out author's other books? YES
Recommend this book? YES

Notes and Opinions: First off I did think that parts of this book was boring but it is one that should be in schools becuase the topics it covers are so important. This one deals with indentured servitude and so many other things. This one made me go through so many feels during the time that I read it. I was heart broken when certian things happened like when the MC realized how her society felt about her and then again when she started teaching other girls to read.  So many things are in this book that was written in a way for kids my age and even younger (I am in 8th grade) to understand. It doesn't shy away from the truth of the topic and I couldn't put it down once I really started reading it.   This is one to buy and give to your local schools! Its a must read! 

Go Into This One Knowing:  indentured servitude, sexisum, hatred, hope 

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