Faruqi, R.
Thirteen-year-old Nurah has a happy life in Pakistan but when her family moves to the United States for a better life, she struggles to fit in to a new school, culture, and society. Her clothing, religious beliefs, and skin colour make her stand out and the target for bullying, she struggles to make friends, and must deal with family issues. This engaging coming-of-age novel, written in verse, is suitable for a read-aloud, a literature circle or set, and a classroom library and can spark discussion of difficult and relatable topics including bullying, domestic abuse, safety, terrorism, racism, friendship, acceptance, family relationships, cultural differences, immigration, fitting in, and aging.
English Language Arts
  • 4-7

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