Amal Unbound

Amal Unbound

Book - 2018
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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.
Publisher: New York, NY : Nancy Paulsen Books, [2018]
ISBN: 9780399544682
0399544682
Branch Call Number: Ju F Sae

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OPL_AmyW Aug 29, 2018

Amal, a 12 year old Pakistani girl, dreams of finishing school and becoming a teacher one day, despite the obstacles in her path. After insulting a dangerous, wealthy landowner, Amal is forced to work for him as an indentured servant and fears she will never be able to return home or accomplish her dreams. Amal's ability to read, a rarity among Pakistani girls of limited means, may allow her save herself and even her entire village, if she is brave enough to tell the truth about the murderous landlord. Will Amal risk her life and her entire family for a chance to be free?

OPL_KrisC Apr 26, 2018

This is a heart-wrenching and compelling story of a young Pakistani girl who insults the wrong person in her village and is then forced serve that person's family. It kept my attention from the beginning to the very end. The cover is gorgeous and I found this a pretty quick read.

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OPL_KrisC Apr 26, 2018

OPL_KrisC thinks this title is suitable for 10 years and over

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