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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...

  • Laura (bbliophile)
    Jun 20, 2017

    Middle Grade has always been, and will always be one of my favorite genres. The books are so pure, quite easy to get through, and always make me smile. Amina’s Voice isn’t any different.I listened...

  • 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...

  • Shoa Khan
    Jun 26, 2017

    A sweet, middlegrade story of a Pakistani-American girl, Amina, who is trying to overcome her insecurities about being in the spotlight, being a good friend, and finding the right balance between her ...

  • Bookishrealm
    Jun 18, 2017

    I thought this book was amazing. It was full of interesting aspects of the Muslim community and I'm so happy that the other took the time to actually write it and give readers some insight to what it'...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Najwa (najreads)
    Jun 15, 2017

    This book was so wonderful and such a delight to read! I love it so much that i dont have words to describe how AMAZING it was. But I will try anyway.It is raw and honest and literally, Amina's voice ...

  • Erin Downing
    Apr 16, 2017


  • Claire Scott
    Apr 01, 2017

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