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Amina's Voice
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Amina's Voice


“Amina’s anxieties are entirely relatable, but it’s her sweet-hearted nature that makes her such a winning protagonist.” —Entertainment Weekly

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.

Title:Amina's Voice
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:208 pages
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    Amina's Voice Reviews

  • CW (Read Think Ponder)
    Apr 12, 2017

    Books like Amina's Voice are the reason why I started reading diverse middle-grade books. There is something so delightful and special about these books that capture the innocence, optimism, and won...

  • Kaye
    Jan 01, 2017

    Sweet, warm and reassuring - the right sort of story to start off 2017 with. There were several little moments that made me feel like I was reading about my own childhood, from Amina's sweet little pr...

  • Sunny
    Mar 17, 2017

    I really enjoyed this middle grade novel. Amina Khokar is having a hard time adjusting to middle school's shifting friendships and she's trying to understand her more traditional uncle who is visiting...

  • Erin Downing
    Apr 16, 2017


  • Claire Scott
    Apr 01, 2017

    Highly recommended for fourth-sixth grade realistic fiction readers! ...

  • Zaz
    Mar 13, 2017

    A book doing well on representation and diversity, but lacking an interesting plot.Amina's life is divided in 3 parts: middle school, music and religion. When a girl starts to befriend Amina's best fr...

  • Lynn
    Feb 05, 2017

    An excellent story filled with the sorts of issues middle grade readers are most focused on - changing friendships, parental restrictions, having the courage to try new things and those first shaky st...

  • Jamie (Books and Ladders)
    Aug 02, 2016

    I read a sample of this one courtesy of Simon Teen Canada. I really enjoyed this one. I liked seeing how different cultures live their day to day lives and I am really hoping that Amina is able to use...

  • Ry
    Apr 18, 2017

    this was great!-Before starting this novel, I'd recommend looking into the basic facts about the Islam religion, or else the terminology may be a lil' confusing.-Amina was so so sweet! I loved to seei...

  • Emily
    Apr 10, 2017

    LOVED this! Anyone looking to read diverse children's literature (and really, everyone should be) needs to reads this fantastic book.Amina's relationships with her family, friends, classmates, and tea...