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 Amal Unbound

Saeed's timely and stirring middle grade debut is a celebration of resistance and justice Kirkus Reviews starred reviewThe compelling story of a girl's fight to regain her life and dreams after being forced into indentured servitudeLife is uiet 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 temporar. As a 3rd grade teacher who focuses on diverse literature and jumps on any chance to bring the global world into my classroom I had Amal Unbound sitting on my shelf for a while I didn t read it as soon as it was released because it had been marketed as 10 years and up so along 4th5th grade interest level I am so mad at myself for not reading it sooner Needless to say I read it in one sitting and was cheering for Amal Her courage and bravery are impressive and the writing is so authentic I never once uestioned any expressions or descriptions used Amal navigates an environment that is anything but easy and she shows that characters have many different facets in real life even when they are cruel at their core I m not brave I m terrified I just don t have a choice You always have a choice Making choices even when they scare you because you know it s the right thing to do that s bravery This is one of those books that stay with you for a while Enough has been said by previous reviewers about the book lending itself to discussions about courage determination the power of education modern day slavery gender economics debts loans etc etcThe book is written with a younger audience in mind as well

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D 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 uo and if Amal is ever to achieve her dreams. Good

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Ily 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 an. I finished reading AMAL UNBOUND today and oh my goodness It was just as powerful and moving as everyone says I loved the inherent message that we ALL have the power to make change no matter how helpless we may feel or how confining our circumstances may seem Aisha Saeed mentions in the afterword that Amal s story was partially inspired by Malala and I can absolutely see that influence in Amal s unwavering courage and conviction A beautiful story and one I definitely see rereading and reading with my daughter in the future

  • Hardcover
  • 240
  • Amal Unbound
  • Aisha Saeed
  • English
  • 17 May 2017
  • 0399544682

About the Author: Aisha Saeed

Aisha Saeed aishasaeedcom is a Pakistani American writer teacher and attorney Her writings have appeared in publications including The Orlando Sentinel Muslim Girl magazine and BlogHer As one of the founding members of the much talked about We Need Diverse Books Campaign she is helping to change the conversation about diversity in literature She is also a contributing author to the highly acclaimed Love InshAllah The Secret Love Lives of American Muslim Women which features the story of her own happily arranged marriage Aisha lives in Atlanta Georgia with her husband and sons



11 thoughts on “ Amal Unbound

  1. says:

    Amal Unbound is a gripping novel about bravery, the power of education, and the need to think beyond the status quo. I loved rooting for Amal and getting a glimpse into Pakistan. Highly recommended. As a side note, I'd also recommend the author's first book, a young adult novel titled 'Written in the Stars' that I absolutely loved.

  2. says:

    Excellent and important story with a Pakistani female heroine.

    This book is written for children and is without bad language, sex, drugs, extreme violence (see note way below it is a spoiler). Absolutely suitable for older elementary. This one belongs on everyone's shelf.

  3. says:

    As a 3rd grade teacher, who focuses on diverse literature and jumps on any chance to bring the global world into my classroom, I had Amal Unbound sitting on my shelf for a while. I didn’t read it as soon as it was released

  4. says:

    Even though this is in the young adult category, it’s worthy of reading by all ages. Life isn’t fair, but a few brave souls still stand up for what is right.

  5. says:

    I finished reading AMAL UNBOUND today, and oh my goodness. It was just as powerful and moving as everyone says. I loved the inherent message that we ALL have the power to make change, no matter how helpless we may feel or

  6. says:

    When I hear the words "indentured servant" I think of a youth or immigrant in colonial America, working seven years to lea

  7. says:

    Good!!

  8. says:

    Book Review Amal Unbound by Aisha Saeed
    Wow! an excellent read for the youngsters, a beautiful story of resilience and perseverance dealing with a wide variety of difficult issues like gender bias, education for girls, servitude, feudal system, debt trap, etc being faced by many countries in the world. It is

  9. says:

    I can’t rave enough about this book! Read it to my Grade 5 students this fall as apart of the GRA. They loved it! Excellent imagery and word choice that allow students to connect with a young Pakistani girl. There are numerous free and paid l

  10. says:

    The book was well written and a good read. I’m planning to read it to my class for the global read aloud. It is interesting and will provoke rich conversations. As it is told from the perspective of a what a girl’s life is like in Pakista

  11. says:

    It is such a beautiful and moving book about the cruelty towards the children and lower class people. This book has an amazing emotional connection with all the readers and once you start reading it You cannot put the book

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