Amina’s Voice by Hena Khan

Reviewed by Jane Oliver-Purton (Library Staff)

Amina and Soojin have been friends the third grade, but things are happening to shake apart that friendship a bit. Soojin wants to change her name to something less Korean when she and her family become American citizens. Amina can’t imagine why she’d want to do that or why she’d need to have a best friend who wasn’t Amina. Lots of things are up in the air for Amina right now. She has a beautiful singing voice she doesn’t want anyone to hear, she’s proud to be a Pakistani-American, and she definitely doesn’t want pretty, blond, blue-eyed Emily to be Soojin’s new best friend. There’s more for her to think of, though, when something terrible happens to the tight-knit Muslim community she’s a part of, and Amina must come to terms with what’s really important.

Located in Children’s Fiction (J FIC KHAN)

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