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Fresh Voices Bookclub
We'll be discussing Amina's Voice by Hena Kahn.
A Pakistani-American Muslim girl struggles to stay true to her family's vibrant culture while simultaneously blending in at school after tragedy strikes her community in this sweet and moving middle grade novel from the award-winning author of It's Ramadan, Curious George and Golden Domes and Silver Lanterns.
Amina has never been comfortable in the spotlight. She is happy just hanging out with her best friend, Soojin. Except now that she's in middle school everything feels different. Soojin is suddenly hanging out with Emily, one of the "cool" girls in the class, and even talking about changing her name to something more "American." Does Amina need to start changing too? Or hiding who she is to fit in? While Amina grapples with these questions, she is devastated when her local mosque is vandalized.
Amina's Voice brings to life the joys and challenges of a young Pakistani American and highlights the many ways in which one girl's voice can help bring a diverse community together to love and support each other.
Are you interested in new worlds and perspectives? Are you ready to think thoughts you've never thunk before? Hicklebees bookstores newest book club Fresh Voices welcomes you!
Readers ages 9-13 will choose a book every month written by an author of color. Join huge nerd and book lover Lucy Corona in discussion and exploration.
Interested in joining? E-mail Lucy at email@example.com and let her know the child's name, age, and a parent's e-mail address.
Bookclub members receive a 20% discount on the selected bookclub titles.
Lucy Corona loves to read, loves to bake, loves to draw and best of all, she's a perfect example of a Hufflepuff. She loves puppies, traveling and singing along to Hamilton, and one day, she's going to make brilliant little movies about history, Chicanos and her family.
"Amina's anxieties are entirely relatable, but it's her sweet-hearted nature that makes her such a winning protagonist." --Entertainment Weekly.
Ages 8 & up