AMINA'S SONG by Hena Khan, read by Soneela Nankani

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Narrator Soneela Nankani returns to voice seventh grader Amina, whom listeners met in Hena Kahn’s AMINA’S VOICE. Host Jo Reed and AudioFile’s Emily Connelly discuss Nankani’s skill at bringing the characters to life and conveying all of Amina’s joy and delight in visiting family in Pakistan. When Amina returns home to the U.S., she’s surprised to find her friends aren’t as interested in hearing about her time in Pakistan, and her classmates are fearful after a presentation she gives on Malala Yousafzai’s life and activism. Listeners will enjoy hearing Amina’s creative ways to help others see beyond the stereotypes of her family and their country, and her growing confidence in herself. Read the full review of the audiobook on AudioFile’s website. Published by Simon & Schuster Audio.

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