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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Amal Unbound Reviews
This book released yesterday. It was waiting on my doorstep when I got home. I read it in just a few hours. Engrossing, wonderfully written - I couldn't put it down. I love Amal and my heart breaks for her. This would be a great fiction/non-fiction pairing for I Am Malala: How One Girl Stood Up for Education and Changed the World. Beautiful story, highly recommended.
This quick read packs quite a punch. It's a great selection for a middle school book club.
Easy-to-read prose and a harrowing and crucially important story, this is a book I would put in every middle schoolers hands (and parents) if I worked in a library or school. Definitely needs to be part of library collections.
Our hope is OUR CHILDREN! They are showing us the way forward to a better world with the #NeverAgain movement and marches. Amal, the main character in AMAL UNBOUND by Aisha Saeed, shows the way forward in her Pakistani village--a way forward to freedom from being an indentured servant, a way forward to beat back corruption, a way forward to making education a right for all, including the girls in her village. AMAL UNBOUND is a beautiful book, a powerful book, and an incredibly timely book as our ...more
Good stuff! Need to review this ohmygod I NEED TIME IN MY LIFE.
I would like to thank Net Gallery for an ARC of this book.
Amal is a young Pakistan girl who is curious, loves school and hopes one day to go to college and become a teacher herself. When her mother delivers a baby premature, Amal’s life begins to become unraveled. Being the eldest she is expected by her father to take over the household duties while her mother recovers from the delivery and post-natal depression. Amal also sees first-hand how females are not treated as equals. People in her vill ...more
Beautiful, important, and empowering.
If everyone decided nothing could change, nothing ever would.
There’s no denying that this is an important book.
There’s no denying that the world is a better place with stories like this one being told.
This is the sort of book that I could see myself throwing at people because I certainly want a higher amount of the world population to understand how essential education is in a girl’s life. I want us all to stop taking it for granted. Just yesterday I was looking at my unofficial transcript, t ...more