Sound recording - 2023
The compelling story of a girl's fight to regain her life and dreams after being forced into indentured servitude. 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 str...uggle 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.
Large print books
Solon, Ohio :
Playaway Products, LLC
- Main Author
- Other Authors
- [Wonderbook edition] ; Large print edition
- Item Description
- Title supplied by publisher.
Release date supplied by publisher.
Issued as a Wonderbook, a pre-loaded audiobook player permanently attached to a hardcover book.
Powered by a rechargeable battery ; USB charger required for recharging.
Audiobook player has 2 modes. Read-Along mode narrates the story. Learning mode asks questions related to the story.
Print book published: Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press Large Print, 2019.
Audiobook originally released by Penguin Random House.
- Physical Description
- 1 audio-enabled book (277 pages (large print)) ; 23 cm
- Grades 5 - 9.