Hi everyone! Today, I just finished an amazing book that I have to share with you! It is called Amina’s Voice and it is written by Hena Khan, an award winning author! It came out this year, and so it is relatively new.
Amina is a Pakistani-American Muslim girl, who has a good life. She has a best friend, Soojin, a wonderful family, and a hidden talent. A talent for singing. A talent she shares with practically no one. Being in the spotlight is not something that she desires. So hidden her talent stays.
When Soojin becomes friends with a girl named Emily, Amina wonders if Soojin will soon leave Amina behind for Emily. Soojin starts to talk about changing her name, and other things about her so she is more “American”. Amina doesn’t know if she should be doing the same. When Amina’s uncle comes to visit from Pakistan, Amina starts to doubt herself even more.
Amina’s Uncle, Thaya Jaan, has different views about living your life and the American culture. He does not believe in all of the things that Amina thinks are normal. When Amina overhears her father having a conversation with Thaya Jaan, and Thaya Jaan says that Amina should not be allowed to play the piano, or even sing……. Amina is completely devastated.
But when a horror occurs at Amina’s mosque, and things start to change even more, Amina struggles to find herself, and where she belongs. And with the help of her family and friends, she can do just that.
Amina’s Voice is a very heartwarming story about family, friendship, and culture. Most importantly, it is about finding your voice!
I recommend this book to literally EVERYONE! It is amazing and I think that whoever you are, reading this, should look into Amina’s Voice!
Stay tuned for more awesomeness,