Aisha Saeed

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AMAL UNBOUND updates and Global Read Aloud information!

With summer vacation fully underway hanging out with my three boys and squeezing in writing time has been keeping me quite busy but I’m happy to have some time now to share some amazing updates for AMAL UNBOUND. Thank you so much for supporting this book, for buying it and recommending it to your local libraries and reviewing it. It means so much to me. Without further ado:

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Published on July 10, 2018 09:07
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Bilal Cooks Daal by Aisha Saeed
"This book is so cute! I love that Bilal cooks daal with his dad and invites all of his friends over to help make and eat it. I'm Pakistani, so I know how long this dish takes to make. However, there's nothing better than a steaming plate of rice with" Read more of this review »
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"Adorable picture book about a boy named Bilal who, along with his father, shows a couple of neighborhood kids how to cook daal. Because daal takes quite awhile to cook, the friends have to find other things to do to pass the time. The illustrations a" Read more of this review »
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Hey all-- I wanted to pop over here and share the inspiration for this book with all of you! When my middle son was two (he's 6 now), his teacher at his preschool asked the kids to share their favorite foods. He came home baffled because no one knew ...more
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“My mother always says when you fight destiny, destiny fights back. Some things, they're just written in the stars. You can try but you can never escape what's meant to be.”
Aisha Saeed, Written in the Stars

“Life is full of sadness. It's part of being a woman. Our lives are lived for the sake of others. Our happiness is never factored in. Do I want this life? Living here and seeing my husband a few times a year, raising my daughter alone? I don't know what it was like in America, but this is how life is. This is reality. But this advice is coming too late. It's meaningless now.”
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The Westing Game by Ellen Raskin

A bizarre chain of events begins when sixteen unlikely people gather for the reading of Samuel W. Westing's will. And though no one knows why the eccentric, game-loving millionaire has chosen a virtual stranger - and a possible murderer - to inherit his vast fortune, one thing's for sure: Sam Westing may be dead... but that won't stop him from playing one last game!
 
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Amal Unbound by Aisha Saeed

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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