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Saeed, Aisha (author.).
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  • ISBN: 9780399544682 (hardback : alk. paper)
  • ISBN: 9780399544705 (ebook)
  • Physical Description: print
    226 pages : 22 cm
  • Publisher: New York, NY : Nancy Paulsen Books, [2018]

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  • 1 of 1 copy available at George H. and Ella M. Rodgers Memorial Library.

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Summary, etc.: 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.
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  • Baker & Taylor
    Forced to leave school to care for her siblings in accordance with Pakistani village tradition, a disappointed Amal suffers an accidental run-in with the son of a corrupt landlord and is forced into indentured servitude, where her witness to her master's nefarious dealings compels her to make risky alliances in support of change. By the author of Written in the Stars. Simultaneous eBook.
  • Baker & Taylor
    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.
  • Penguin Putnam
    "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.
Subject: Indentured servants Fiction
Family life Pakistan Fiction
Courage Fiction
Conduct of life Fiction
Pakistan Fiction
JUVENILE FICTION / Family / General (see also headings under Social Issues)
JUVENILE FICTION / People & Places / Middle East
JUVENILE FICTION / Social Issues / General (see also headings under Family)
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