More to the Story

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Jameela has big plans. She intends to become a world-famous journalist. The newspaper advisor tells her even though she’s only in seventh grade, she will be a features editor. But things at home become stressful. Jameela and her three sisters are all close to their parents, and when Baba loses his job, he has to take one overseas. It’s hard on everyone. Jameela writes a great story for the paper, but some private information is included by mistake, and she may have ruined an important friendship. Then the family finds out Jameela’s younger sister has cancer, it sets everyone into a tailspin, and everything is put into a new perspective.

Author Hena Khan has written a charming story of a Pakistani-American family that will open a door for many American youngsters to see how much people are so much alike even when they have some differences that seem big and important. But mostly this is a terrific, beautifully-written story about family and many of the difficult dynamics families have. Through it all, there is the love and support families have for each other that can get them through the most difficult of times. Don’t miss it.

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Star Count 5/5
Format Hard
Page Count 272 pages
Publisher Salaam Reads / Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
Publish Date 2019-09-03
ISBN 9781481492096 Buy this Book
Issue November 2019
Category Tweens


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