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"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.
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Level 4.2, 6 Points
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HL: High-Low 600L
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Grouping Title amal unbound
Grouping Author saeed aisha
Grouping Category book
Last Grouping Update 2018-08-20 23:10:21PM
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subject_facet Conduct of life -- Fiction, Conduct of life -- Juvenile fiction, Courage -- Fiction, Courage -- Juvenile fiction, Families -- Pakistan -- Juvenile fiction, Family life -- Pakistan -- Fiction, Indentured servants -- Fiction, Indentured servants -- Juvenile fiction, Pakistan -- Fiction, Pakistan -- Juvenile fiction
title_display Amal unbound
title_full Amal Unbound, Amal unbound / Aisha Saeed
title_short Amal unbound
topic_facet Conduct of life, Courage, Families, Family life, Indentured servants, Juvenile Fiction, Juvenile Literature