Amina's Song
Amina's Song

It’s the last few days of her vacation in Pakistan, and Amina has loved every minute of it. The food, the shops, the time she’s spent with her family—all of it holds a special place in Amina’s heart. Now that the school year is starting again, she’s sad to leave, but also excited to share the wonders of Pakistan with her friends back in Greendale. 

After she’s home, though, her friends don’t seem overly interested in her trip. And when she decides to do a presentation on Pakistani hero Malala Yousafzai, her classmates focus on the worst parts of the story. How can Amina share the beauty of Pakistan when no one wants to listen?

Book Details


  • Fiction

Age Level: 

  • 8 - 12

Amina’s Song by Hena Khan is a great book about a girl who travels to visit family in Pakistan.  When she comes back to the US, her friends are worried about her.  They only hear about the bad things in Pakistan, so they assume that it is a bad place to live.  Amina’s Song is about sharing your thoughts through writing music and making friends with good people.  Do you think Amina’s friends will come to understand that Pakistan isn’t a bad place to live, or will they only be scared of the events that happen there

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