Results for: aisha saeed

Below is a list of 6 the books by this author.

Book cover of AMAL UNBOUND
AMAL UNBOUND
By: aisha saeed | Published: May 2018

"Saeed's timely and stirring middle-grade debut is a celebration of resistance and justice."--Kirkus Reviews, starred review The ...

"Saeed's timely and stirring middle-grade debut is a celebration of resistance and justice."--Kirkus Reviews, starred review The compelling story of a girl's fight to regain her life and dreams after being forced into indentured servitude. Life is quiet 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 temporarily 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 and 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 quo, and if Amal is ever to achieve her dreams.

  • ISBN
    9780399544682
  • Binding
    Hardcover
  • Category
    Intermediate Fiction
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$23.99
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Book cover of AMAL UNBOUND
AMAL UNBOUND
By: aisha saeed | Published: January 2020

In Pakistan, Amal holds onto her dream of being a teacher even after becoming an indentured servant to pay off her family's debt to the wealthy and co...

In Pakistan, Amal holds onto her dream of being a teacher even after becoming an indentured servant to pay off her family's debt to the wealthy and corrupt Khan family.

Theme: Diversity, Social Justice

  • ISBN
    9780399544699
  • Binding
    Paperback
  • Category
    Intermediate Fiction
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$11.99
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Book cover of BILAL COOKS DAAL
BILAL COOKS DAAL
By: aisha saeed | Published: June 2019

A Kirkus Reviews Best Picture Book of 2019 Six-year-old Bilal introduces his friends to his favorite dish—daal!—in this charming pictu...

A Kirkus Reviews Best Picture Book of 2019 Six-year-old Bilal introduces his friends to his favorite dish—daal!—in this charming picture book that showcases the value of patience, teamwork, community, and sharing. Six-year-old Bilal is excited to help his dad make his favorite food of all-time: daal! The slow-cooked lentil dish from South Asia requires lots of ingredients and a whole lot of waiting. Bilal wants to introduce his friends to daal. They’ve never tried it! As the day goes on, the daal continues to simmer, and more kids join Bilal and his family, waiting to try the tasty dish. And as time passes, Bilal begins to wonder: Will his friends like it as much as he does? This debut picture book by Aisha Saeed, with charming illustrations by Anoosha Syed, uses food as a means of bringing a community together to share in each other’s family traditions.

Theme: Diversity, FOOD, Culturally Responsive

  • ISBN
    9781534418103
  • Binding
    Hardcover
  • Category
    Picture Book
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$23.99
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Book cover of DIANA & THE ISLAND OF NO RETURN
DIANA & THE ISLAND OF NO RETURN
By: aisha saeed | Published: May 2020

Twelve-year-old Diana's much-anticipated visit with her best friend, Princess Sakina, turns into an adventure as they face a booby-trapped island, a f...

Twelve-year-old Diana's much-anticipated visit with her best friend, Princess Sakina, turns into an adventure as they face a booby-trapped island, a forbidden visitor, and a demon.

Theme: Diversity

  • ISBN
    9780593174470
  • Binding
    Hardcover
  • Category
    Junior Fiction
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$22.99
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Book cover of WRITTEN IN THE STARS
WRITTEN IN THE STARS
By: aisha saeed | Published: May 2016

A heart-wrenching tale of forbidden love 'A wonderfully complex love story unlike any you’ve read before. Saeed has given a novel that is bot...

A heart-wrenching tale of forbidden love 'A wonderfully complex love story unlike any you’ve read before. Saeed has given a novel that is both entertaining and important.”—Matt de la Peña, New York Times bestselling author   Naila’s conservative immigrant parents have always said the same thing: She may choose what to study, how to wear her hair, and what to be when she grows up—but they will choose her husband. Following their cultural tradition, they will plan an arranged marriage for her. And until then, dating—even friendship with a boy—is forbidden. When Naila breaks their rule by falling in love with Saif, her parents are livid. Convinced she has forgotten who she truly is, they travel to Pakistan to visit relatives and explore their roots. But Naila’s vacation turns into a nightmare when she learns that plans have changed—her parents have found her a husband and they want her to marry him, now! Despite her greatest efforts, Naila is aghast to find herself cut off from everything and everyone she once knew. Her only hope of escape is Saif . . . if he can find her before it’s too late.

Theme: Diversity, Asian Heritage

  • ISBN
    9780147513939
  • Binding
    Paperback
  • Category
    Young Adult Fiction
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$14.99
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Book cover of WRITTEN IN THE STARS
WRITTEN IN THE STARS
By: aisha saeed | Published: March 2015

"A wonderfully complex love story unlike any you’ve read before. Saeed has given a novel that is both entertaining and important.&rdquo...

"A wonderfully complex love story unlike any you’ve read before. Saeed has given a novel that is both entertaining and important.”—Matt de la Peña, New York Times bestselling author This heart-wrenching novel explores what it is like to be thrust into an unwanted marriage. Has Naila’s fate been written in the stars? Or can she still make her own destiny?   Naila’s conservative immigrant parents have always said the same thing: She may choose what to study, how to wear her hair, and what to be when she grows up—but they will choose her husband. Following their cultural tradition, they will plan an arranged marriage for her. And until then, dating—even friendship with a boy—is forbidden. When Naila breaks their rule by falling in love with Saif, her parents are livid. Convinced she has forgotten who she truly is, they travel to Pakistan to visit relatives and explore their roots. But Naila’s vacation turns into a nightmare when she learns that plans have changed—her parents have found her a husband and they want her to marry him, now! Despite her greatest efforts, Naila is aghast to find herself cut off from everything and everyone she once knew. Her only hope of escape is Saif . . . if he can find her before it’s too late.

Theme: India, Diversity

  • ISBN
    9780399171703
  • Binding
    Hardcover
  • Category
    Young Adult Fiction
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$19.99
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