From the critically acclaimed author of Amina’s Voice comes a story inspired by Louisa May Alcott’s beloved classic Little Women, featuring four sisters from a modern Pakistani American family living in Norcross, Georgia.
Jameela Pervaiz wants to be an award-winning journalist like her late grandfather and is thrilled to be selected as feature editor of her school newspaper, a huge honor for a seventh-grader. Unfortunately, the editor in chief keeps shooting down her article ideas. When she’s assigned to write about the new boy in school, whom everyone is buzzing about because of his British accent, Jameela wonders how she’ll make his story gripping enough to enter into a national media contest.
Then Jameela, along with her three sisters, is devastated when her father accepts a job offer overseas that will take him away from their cozy Georgia home for six months. Missing him makes Jameela more determined to write an epic article - one that will make her dad extra proud. But when her younger sister’s health declines, Jameela’s world turns upside down. And as her eagerness for recognition and awards looks like it might cost her a blossoming friendship, Jameela questions what matters most and whether she’s cut out to be a star reporter after all....
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Beautiful story story
This was a beautiful story almost made me cry
😀😀😀 must have your kids listen to this book
Adorable read about loss and love
It was a cute middle grade book featuring a Muslim Pakistani-American preteen and her family and sisters going through life. It's a retelling of Little Women(which I haven't read). I'm a fan of this author since she is able to story tell and educate at the same time. While I did prefer Amina's Voice, there was so much going on in this(her sister's possibly having cancer, meeting a new boy, dealing with the loss of a parent, being challenged at school all the time, so much more) that it was a lovely read that centered on how families get along in hard times. I couldn't think a reason not to give it a five.