The BFS Lower School and Middle School Library’s first special guest of the school year is Hena Khan, author of Amina’s Voice. Ms. Khan will be meeting with fourth, fifth and sixth grade students on Monday, Nov. 6 to talk about her background and writing process. Amina’s Voice is one of the books on BFS’s Mock Newbery Medal list, and a student favorite.
Amina’s Voice tells the story of a Pakistani-American girl who is navigating and juggling aspects of her identity within her family and within her middle school. Through Amina’s relatable voice, Khan beautifully and sensitively addresses issues of inclusion, identity, family, friendship, and Islamophobia for young readers.
Parents may order copies of the book (which the author will sign) by going here:
FROM SIMON AND SHUSTER, PUBLISHER OF AMINA’S VOICE:
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.