Amina's Voice by Hena Khan
Amina has never been comfortable in the spotlight. She is happy just hanging out with her best friend, Soojin. Now that she’s in middle school, everything feels different. Soojin is suddenly hanging out with Emily, one of the “cool” girls, and even talking about changing her name to something more “American.” Does Amina need to start changing, too, or hiding who she is to fit in? While Amina grapples with these questions, she is devastated when her local mosque is vandalized. This is a poignant book about a Pakistani-American Muslim girl who struggles to stay true to her family’s vibrant culture while simultaneously blending in at school after tragedy strikes her community. The Library will be closed except for the book discussion participants and their families. Grades 4 -5, please register at the Information Desk and pick up a copy of the book.