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 ...
  • DaNae
    Sep 16, 2018
    I have hopes that I will find an audience for this among my students. I found Amal's story compelling, if uneven in the story-telling. My hope is that at some point a more positive story set in Packistan will be written. I feel it is important for my students to read global stories...
  • Michelle Stimpson
    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...
  • Ms. Yingling
    Mar 20, 2018
    E ARC from Edelweiss Plus Amal loves to go to school and help out her teacher, unlike her friend Hafsa who gets miffed when class lets out late. Hafsa and Amal plan to leave their small town near Lahore and go to college some day, and Amal wants to be a teacher. However, when he...
  • Jennifer
    Jul 27, 2018
    I received a finished copy of this book from Penguin Random House, in exchange for an honest review. This is a very important book and talks about some very important topics such as classism, poverty, and sexism. I am so happy that a book like this is middle grade and that young r...
  • Dana Al-Basha دانة الباشا
    Sep 07, 2018
    The book cover is a piece of art, and this book is written for a younger audience, like kids between 9 and 13. I think Aisha Saeed's books should be put into every school curriculum. In Pakistan, Amal holds on to her dream of being a teacher even after becoming an indentured servant...
  • 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. ...
  • ilsa ➹
    Jul 25, 2018
    im just trying to make up my mind about this because whilst I loved the incredibly powerful messages in here...I feel like these messages were then contradicted at the end of the story and uh, call me a pessimist, but the ending felt too hopeful for such an emotional, realistic story. ...
  • 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...
  • may ❀
    Jul 23, 2018
    this book was so inspirational ??? ...
  • 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...
  • Miss Nuding C8B
    Jul 10, 2018
    This book surpassed its high expectations! Amal is such a fierce protagonist and one that will inspire all. I can't wait to use this as a class read aloud in middle school! ...