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Hena Khan

Autor/a de Amina's Voice

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Crèdit de la imatge: reading at 2018 Gaithersburg Book Festival By Slowking4 - Own work, GFDL 1.2,


Obres de Hena Khan

Amina's Voice (2017) 745 exemplars
Under My Hijab (2019) 246 exemplars
Power Forward (2018) 168 exemplars
Amina's Song (2021) 134 exemplars
More to the Story (2019) 129 exemplars
It's Ramadan, Curious George (2016) 89 exemplars
Like the Moon Loves the Sky (2020) 65 exemplars
On Point (2018) 63 exemplars
The Worst-Case Scenario: Mars (2011) — Autor — 59 exemplars
Bounce Back (2018) 43 exemplars
The Worst-Case Scenario: Amazon (2011) — Autor — 39 exemplars

Obres associades

We Rise, We Resist, We Raise Our Voices (2018) — Col·laborador — 217 exemplars
Once Upon an Eid: Stories of Hope and Joy by 15 Muslim Voices (2020) — Col·laborador — 215 exemplars
The Hero Next Door (2019) — Col·laborador — 86 exemplars
No Voice Too Small: Fourteen Young Americans Making History (2020) — Col·laborador — 47 exemplars
Totally Middle School: Tales of Friends, Family, and Fitting In (2018) — Col·laborador — 17 exemplars


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Maryland, USA



Middle school and family hit naturally with all the smiles and hurdles to touch the heart from beginning to end.

Deena's stressed. At least, that's what the dentist claims. Between no one understanding her love for art, her grades, her friends, and, more importantly, her family and their money struggles, life isn't easy. But there might be a chance to ease both the art and family ends. Determined to help her mother sell her created clothes more efficiently, Deena gets together with her cousin and best friend to set up a few social marketing endeavors. And it's a success! But it's getting to her cousin's and friend's head, which is causing Deena more stress than before. If only there were a way to fix everything.

Deena comes across as an average, middle school girl with very normal problems. She's kind, unsure, and tries her best to cope. Everything about her comes across naturally and spot-on age-wise, making her very easy to connect with, like, and cheer for. Her family is loving and kind but not perfect...just like every family. The back-and-forth between home life, school life, and friends rings with true-to-life problems and situations, while still remembering to bring enough humor to draw those needed smiles of relief. There are more than a few things readers will identify with and see in their own lives, and that in an entertaining and wholesome way.

I appreciate that the author allows Deena to tackle issues in a larger way. In other words, her mother (although not in all aspects) listens to her suggestions and lets her tackle the social media marketing, showing readers that they can accomplish even 'big' projects with determination and work (inspiring). Yet, it stays in reality and shows the borders, and in this case, that help isn't a bad thing. Of course, nothing is easy, and that's also a great message for today's readers.

Then, there's the cultural aspects. These weave in so seamlessly and add a wonderful touch. Deena never thinks about the differences really, but rather, the food, dresses, details and more are simply part of life. Readers learn about the culture...and even more, with art history and such...and that without ever feeling as if there's something to learn. It creates a smooth read with depth in many ways, which is enjoyable to read. I received a DRC and enjoyed the tale quite a bit.
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tdrecker | Nov 30, 2023 |
saltedcarmel | Nov 22, 2023 |
Excellent introduction into Muslim culture using numbers. I appreciated the authors note of using concrete examples as opposed to abstract concepts. Kiddos will appreciate that.

However, I do not care for the illustrations at all. They are too cartoonish/claymation-esque for my liking.
msgabbythelibrarian | Hi ha 1 ressenya més | Jun 11, 2023 |
One of my good friends is Muslim. And she and I had a conversation in which she was shocked I knew her head scarf was a hijab. Truth be told, I was shocked she was shocked. Anyone who doesn't know that that is an important part of Muslim culture needs to kind of be taught. And this book is a truly beautiful one that does that.

Seriously, this book is GORGEOUS. Showing that hijabs can be worn a variety of different ways......and the hair underneath is unique as well. I feel the book was written to show that hijabs are NOT scary. That there is more to the woman wearing it. That it does not define them. What a message girls need to know.… (més)
msgabbythelibrarian | Hi ha 14 ressenyes més | Jun 11, 2023 |



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