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This book was a really cute middle grade book exploring an American preteen of Pakistani descent.
Im Afro-Cuban so thats a completely different narrative for me, and I felt like Amina was a friend teaching me about her culture and religion.
She struggled to juggle being American, Asian, Muslim, a lot of identity not addressed in most mg or ya books. Her best friend was of Korean descent and addressed why how sometimes they have two names.
Even though it addressed a lot of culture, it isn't actually about her struggling with it which I loved. Its nice to see a narrative where someone isn't rejecting their culture just because no one outside of family isn't the same culture.
Shout out to having a name no one can pronounce. This is an own voices book and it really shows because its done with a lot of knowledge and respect. I wish I knew more books like this, it was so cute :-)
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