Wednesday, May 2, 2018

Blog Tour: Amal Unbound

About the Book:

Title: Amal Unbound 
Author: Aisha Saeed
Pub. Date: May 8th, 2018
Publisher: Nancy Paulsen Books

Pages: 240
Rating: 5/5 stars


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 struggle 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.

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About the Author:

Aisha Saeed also wrote Written in the Stars, and is a Pakistani-American writer, teacher, and attorney. She has been featured on MTV, the Huffington Post, NBC and the BBC, and her writings have appeared in publications including the journal ALAN and the Orlando Sentinel. As one of the founding members of the much talked about We Need Diverse Books Campaign, she is helping change the conversation about diverse books. Aisha lives in Atlanta, Georgia, with her husband and sons.

Author Links: Website |  Twitter |  Facebook |  Instagram

I absolutely loved this book! It was such an important middle grade novel and I'm so happy to be showcasing it on this blog tour. I am doing a dream casting of some of the main characters from this novel, so I hope you enjoy. These are my perceptions of the characters, of course everyones will be different! This is definitely a novel you want to pre-order. 

Dream Casting:





Jawad Sahib

Nasreen Baji

- Jocelyn 

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