Amal Unbound

Amal Unbound

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 unimagin Life is quiet and ordinary in Amal's Pakistani village, but she had no complaints, and besides, she's busy pursuing h...

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Title:Amal Unbound
Author:Aisha Saeed
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Genres:Childrens
ISBN:0399544682
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:240 pages pages

Amal Unbound Reviews

  • Rincey
    May 26, 2018
    Probably closer to being 3.5 stars for the fact that it is extremely idealistic See me talk about it briefly in my May wrap up: https://youtu.be/ymb11Zcb248?t=12m19s ...
  • Crystal
    May 25, 2018
    I reviewed this at Rich in Color http://richincolor.com/2018/05/review... ...
  • Yamile Méndez
    Jun 01, 2018
    Superb!!! The first book that I read in one sitting in MONTHS!!! ...
  • Michelle
    Jun 07, 2018
    "Was it really a crime to borrow a book gathering dust? Wasn't it a bigger crime to have such an amazing library collection going unread?" Amal, a girl living in rural Pakistan, wants to be a teacher. But her dreams are dashed when she is forced into indentured servitude. Amal figur...
  • Kris
    Jun 12, 2018
    I really enjoyed reading Amal Unbound and believe that this book is an excellent choice for classrooms looking for a diverse middle grade read. Amal is completely focused on her education and her goal of becoming a teacher until family debts force her to become the indentured servant...
  • Alana "Loni"
    Jul 14, 2018
    Other than a rushed denouement, this book was amazing!! Great characters, and I appreciated how Amal learns that situations are different for everyone involved in an issue. Awesome, strong protagonist who truly loves to read is always a winner for me :) ...
  • Cassie Gutman (happybooklovers)
    May 24, 2018
    Easy-to-read prose and a harrowing and crucially important story, this is a book I would put in every middle schoolers hands (and parents) if I worked in a library or school. Definitely needs to be part of library collections. ...
  • Czechgirl
    May 13, 2018
    I absolutely loved this book. I can see why it was chosen for the Global Read Aloud for 2018 school year. I have been in the worst reading slump. This book was a fantastic book to get me out of that slump. Amal is so brave. I love the character! This book better get a Newbery nod come ...
  • Michele Knott
    May 05, 2018
    This is going to be a great book to read with students because the discussions are going to be amazing. ...
  • Pauline
    Apr 03, 2018
    It is so wonderful to see diverse books that reveal to readers the stories of children and teens so very different from their own. It is difficult to believe that in the 21st century that in some countries of the world the lives of men, women and children are still controlled by the po...
  • Lynn Plourde
    Apr 06, 2018
    Our hope is OUR CHILDREN! They are showing us the way forward to a better world with the #NeverAgain movement and marches. Amal, the main character in AMAL UNBOUND by Aisha Saeed, shows the way forward in her Pakistani village--a way forward to freedom from being an indentured servant,...
  • Dana
    Jun 05, 2018
    Amazing book! Amal, a young girl dealing with the emotional shock of giving up her education to care for her family, publicly disrespects a prominent member and landlord of her community. Her punishment is to become a servant in his home. Luckily for her, she becomes the maidservant to...
  • Anum Shaharyar
    Jun 04, 2018
    Malala Yousafzai, a globally-recognised Pakistani activist for female education and the youngest Nobel Prize laureate, has inspired countless discussions, panels and articles. She now inspires Aisha Saeed?s latest novel, Amal Unbound. However, while Yousafzai has spoken at interna...
  • Kelly (Diva Booknerd)
    May 13, 2018
    In the small farming province of Nabay Chak, Amal is an inquisitive young lady with a penchant for knowledge. Inspired by Malala Yousafzai, a Pakistani activist for female education and the youngest Nobel Prize laureate, Amal is an intelligent and inspirational young lady, the eldest d...
  • Lata
    Jun 08, 2018
    While not as horrifying as it could be, this story of a girl forced into indentured servitude by a local rich man (and bully), is disturbing. One small mistake, and Amal is taken from her family (her father owes the rich man money and Amal is taken to pay for this) and brought to the m...
  • Kate Olson
    May 01, 2018
    Thanks to Penguin Kids for this review copy! Hands-down the middle grade book of spring 2018. An eye-opening and riveting story, inspiring and cliff hanger chapter endings and accessible text make this a required read aloud for grades 4 and up. The author's note is fabulous and not ...
  • Lola
    Apr 21, 2018
    If everyone decided nothing could change, nothing ever would. There?s no denying that this is an important book. There?s no denying that the world is a better place with stories like this one being told. This is the sort of book that I could see myself throwing at people ...
  • Rajiv
    Jun 05, 2018
    I just finished reading this gem of a book in one sitting, and am writing this review while the story is still fresh in my mind. The book takes inspiration from Malala Yousafzai?s life. The story deals with the harsh realities that we still face in countries like India and Pakista...
  • Michelle Glatt
    Mar 05, 2018
    Reviewing this for SLC, so can't say much, but 4 stars means very well done realistic fiction. For middle grades. ...
  • Connor
    Jun 26, 2018
    My Video Review: https://youtu.be/xY1hiaii4Po ...
  • Mandy
    Jun 28, 2018
    This was a wonderful middle grade novel that I found had a lot of depth that I wasn't quite expecting with that beautiful, light cover. It's certainly a middle grade novel that packs a punch, and I definitely think it's an important book that should be a must for middle graders everywh...
  • Kayla Edwards
    Mar 15, 2018
    This book released yesterday. It was waiting on my doorstep when I got home. I read it in just a few hours. Engrossing, wonderfully written - I couldn't put it down. I love Amal and my heart breaks for her. This would be a great fiction/non-fiction pairing for I Am Malala: How One Girl...
  • Ayesha
    Nov 25, 2016
    Another Saeed book featuring a Pakistani heroine!!!! I need this in my life. ...
  • Julie Kirchner
    Dec 31, 2017
    This book was an absolute heart wrenching story if you consider the pieces that are based in reality around our world. Amal is a Pakistani young girl who just wants to get an education and share her knowledge as a teacher. Her mother has a baby and while suffering from what appears...
  • Chelsea
    May 17, 2018
    Amal Unbound is the best middle grade novel I have ever read. Though this is aimed at a younger audience, I thoroughly enjoyed this as an adult. Just like Saeed's young adult novel Written in the Stars, the author managed to write a sad story that was nonetheless hopeful, heartwarming ...
  • Kristen Picone
    Jan 01, 2018
    Amal loves learning, knows that freedom lies within the pages of books, and dreams of being a teacher. Those dreams are dashed when a run-in with the village?s most powerful landlord lands her confined to indentured servitude at his family?s estate. Amal hopes to return to her fami...
  • Laura (bbliophile)
    Feb 28, 2018
    I read this in one sitting and it was honestly one of the best middle grade books I've ever read. It's absolutely phenomenal and heart-wrenching. ...
  • Xavier (CharlesXplosion)
    May 29, 2018
    Beautiful, important, and empowering. ...
  • ❇Critterbee
    Mar 18, 2018
    Realistic contemporary novel set in a small village in Pakistan, from the point of view of Amal. Amal is an admirable heroine, likable, smart, brave, forgiving and determined. After speaking back to the son a wealthy family, she is taken into servitude until her Father can repay hi...
  • Sinead (Huntress of Diverse Books)
    Apr 06, 2018
    Check out my book blog for more book reviews and other bookish posts! I received a copy of Amal Unbound from the UK distributor. I?ve been anticipating this book for AGES! Especially because of its beautiful cover. Seriously, Amal Unbound?s cover is one of my top favourite cover...