Amal Unbound

Amal Unbound

A real home, with bedrooms and sofas and rugs, not a oneroom space where we've strung up curtains that we pretend are walls. Ghalib is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to rewrite my destiny. “Isn't that Amal?” Zaki asks.

Author: Aisha Saeed

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9780399544705

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 240

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"Saeed's timely and stirring middle-grade debut is a celebration of resistance and justice."--Kirkus Reviews, starred review The compelling story of a girl's fight to regain her life and dreams after being forced into indentured servitude. 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 unimaginable happens--after an accidental run-in with the son of her village's corrupt landlord, Amal must work as his family's servant to pay off her own family's debt. Life at the opulent Khan estate is full of heartbreak and struggle for Amal--especially when she inadvertently makes an enemy of a girl named Nabila. Most troubling, though, is Amal's growing awareness of the Khans' nefarious dealings. When it becomes clear just how far they will go to protect their interests, Amal realizes she will have to find a way to work with others if they are ever to exact change in a cruel status quo, and if Amal is ever to achieve her dreams.
Categories: Juvenile Fiction

The Middle School Grammar Toolkit

The Middle School Grammar Toolkit

The importance of gerunds to clear and accurate writing emerges in Amal Unbound. In this book, the narrator and protagonist Amal strongly desires to be a teacher. When describing her experiences staying after school with her favorite ...

Author: Sean Ruday

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781000073089

Category: Education

Page: 206

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Teaching grammar can be overwhelming and is often an overlooked part of effective instruction. The Middle School Grammar Toolkit to the rescue! Now in its second edition, this comprehensive guide makes grammar instruction fun and meaningful. You will learn how to: Teach grammar in a practical and applicable way by presenting each grammar rule as a useful writing tool for students. Use mentor texts—excerpts from great literature—to help students understand grammar in action. Promote metacognition along the way, so that students become responsible for their own learning. Implement innovative instructional strategies and tools aligned with Common Core and other state standards. Throughout the book, you’ll find step-by-step recommendations for teaching grammatical concepts, such as understanding intensive pronouns, choosing language that expresses ideas precisely, forming verbs in different moods, and maintaining consistency in style and tone, and much, much more. Organized to help students meet the Common Core State Standards and other state language standards for Grades 6–8, the book includes tips addressing teaching for each of these grades, classroom snapshots that show you the tools in action, and specific instructional recommendations to engage students. New! The second edition features revised classroom snapshots and exemplars to showcase successful practices, and new flowcharts to visually represent instructional recommendations. The expanded, free annotated bibliography is updated to include contemporary, high-quality young adult literature and gives examples of key grammatical concepts found in each work. These resources are available as Supplemental Downloads on our website.
Categories: Education

Adolescent Realities

Adolescent Realities

Amal unbound. Puffin Books. Summary In Amal Unbound by Aisha Saeed, the main character, Amal, has a seemingly happy home with an ever-expanding family. School is an integral part of her life in her small Pakistani village, ...

Author: Judith A. Hayn

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781475856552

Category: Affective education

Page: 158

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"Adolescent Realities uses contemporary, reality-based young adult literature to promote social and emotional (SEL) skills that students need. Each chapter has suggested books for both middle and high school levels and includes suggested vocabulary, high-level questions, prompts for further discussions, and before and after reading activities"--
Categories: Affective education

Omar Rising

Omar Rising

Aisha Saeed. Author of the New York Times bestseller Amal Unbound Aisha Saeed OMAR RISING WHEN THE SYSTEM is BROKEN you HAVE TO Rise UP ! OMAR RISING Also by Aisha Saeed Amal Unbound Written in. Front Cover.

Author: Aisha Saeed

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9780593108598

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 224

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“Irresistibly appealing and genuinely inspiring—a story that helps us to see the world more clearly, and to see ourselves as powerful enough to change it.” —Rebecca Stead, author of Newbery Award Winner When You Reach Me In this compelling companion to New York Times bestseller Amal Unbound, Amal's friend Omar must contend with being treated like a second-class citizen when he gets a scholarship to an elite boarding school. Omar knows his scholarship to Ghalib Academy Boarding School is a game changer, providing him—the son of a servant—with an opportunity to improve his station in life. He can't wait to experience all the school has to offer, especially science club and hopefully the soccer team; but when he arrives, his hopes are dashed. First-year scholarship students aren't allowed to join clubs or teams—and not only that, they have to earn their keep doing menial chores. At first Omar is dejected—but then he gets angry when he learns something even worse—the school deliberately "weeds out" kids like him by requiring them to get significantly higher grades than kids who can pay tuition, making it nearly impossible for scholarship students to graduate. It's a good thing that in his favorite class, he’s learned the importance of being stubbornly optimistic. So with the help of his tightknit new group of friends—and with the threat of expulsion looming over him—he sets out to do what seems impossible: change a rigged system.
Categories: Juvenile Fiction

Integrating Literature in the Disciplines

Integrating Literature in the Disciplines

Amal Unbound. New York: Nancy Paulsen Books. (M,H) Amal makes the mistake of standing up to a man who tries to harass her and take her pomegranate at the Pakistani village market, with disastrous consequences. This member of a powerful ...

Author: Sharon Kane

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000040081

Category: Education

Page: 392

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The Second Edition of this practical and comprehensive resource offers a multitude of ways to incorporate literature into teaching and learning across a range of disciplines. Future and practicing teachers, librarians, instructional coaches, and school leaders can implement the ideas within this text to improve the literacy skills and knowledge of students, while also addressing standards and curricular goals of various content areas. The new edition recognizes a paradigm shift from content areas to disciplines, reflecting the specific ways reading and writing are used in different fields of study. Updated with current research and practices, the volume recommends and evaluates books in different genres and categories, with chapters on informational books; fiction; biography and memoir; poetry; and hands-on and how-to books. For every category, Kane provides a rationale, instructional strategies, and author studies, as well as lists and descriptions of books related to curricular areas. With a wealth of activities and new BookTalks, this Second Edition is greatly revised and features expanded attention to technology, digital learning, diversity, and culture. Using this text will create opportunities for deep discussions and will stimulate students’ interest and motivation to read and learn. Integrating Literature in the Disciplines helps educators identify books that fit with any subject to enhance the creative and affective dimensions of school life; encourages interdisciplinary connections; and increases the depth and relevance of lessons. It is ideal for professional development and serves as a tool for Readers’ Advisory to match books with readers throughout the school day and beyond.
Categories: Education

The Reading Turn Around with Emergent Bilinguals

The Reading Turn Around with Emergent Bilinguals

When Aziz and his EB group were reading the book Amal Unbound (Saeed, 2018), the students were confused by the word “unbound.” What did that mean? The teacher talked to them about parts of words; for example, “un” meant “not,” as in ...

Author: Amanda Claudia Wager

Publisher: Teachers College Press

ISBN: 9780807778234

Category: Education

Page: 162

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This practical resource will help K–6 practitioners grow their literacy practices while also meeting the needs of emergent bilingual learners. Building on the success of The Reading Turn-Around, this book adapts the five-part framework for reading instruction to the specific needs of emergent bilinguals. Designed for teachers who have not specialized in bilingual instruction, the authors provide an accessible introduction to differentiating instruction that focuses on utilizing students’ strengths, identities, and cultural backgrounds to foster effective literacy instruction. Chapters include classroom vignettes, teacher exercises, illustrations of powerful reading plans for the student and teacher, resources for culturally and linguistically diverse children’s literature, and tools to engage with students’ families and communities. “Emergent bilinguals are the fastest growing population in our schools, and this important resource equips literacy educators with tools for providing equitable literacy experiences for emergent bilingual students. The authors have done an exceptional job of presenting their turn-around framework in a way that not only puts forth a vision for effective language and literacy development, but also presents a practical approach for applying the framework in today’s multilingual, multicultural classrooms.” —Jana Echevarria, professor emerita, California Statute University, Long Beach
Categories: Education

Young Adult Literature in Action A Librarian s Guide 3rd Edition

Young Adult Literature in Action  A Librarian s Guide  3rd Edition

In Aisha SaeedÊs *Amal Unbound, in Pakistan, Amal holds on to her dream of being a teacher even after becoming an indentured servant to pay off her familyÊs debt to the wealthy and corrupt Khan family. *In Darkness by Nick Lake.

Author: Rose Brock

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9781440866944

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 219

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Taking a genre approach, this overview of young adult literature shows new librarians and library science students the criteria to use for selecting quality books, including recommended titles. • Provides unbiased, authoritative guidance for finding recommended classic and recent titles by genre • Presents an excellent introduction to the field of young adult literature for undergraduate and graduate students who intend to be public or school librarians and for librarians who are new to working with young adults • Focuses on timely topics such as diverse books, LGBTQ+ selections, the role of book formats, and the relevance of librarians serving teen populations • Provides updated information on audio and e-books, accessible books, and graphic novels • Shows how YALSA and AASL standards and competencies can be demonstrated
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Better with Books

Better with Books

AMAL UNBound by Aisha Saeed (Nancy Paulsen Books, 2018). Pakistani girl Amal, who hopes to become a teacher, has to stay home to take care of her siblings, and then work as a servant to her village's corrupt landlord.

Author: Melissa Hart

Publisher: Sasquatch Books

ISBN: 9781632172280

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 304

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Needed now more than ever: a guide that includes 500 diverse contemporary fiction and memoir recommendations for preteens and teens with the goal of inspiring greater empathy for themselves, their peers, and the world around them. As young people are diagnosed with anxiety and depression in increasing numbers, or dealing with other issues that can isolate them from family and friends–such as bullying, learning disabilities, racism, or homophobia–characters in books can help them feel less alone. And just as important, reading books that feature a diverse range of real-life topics helps generate openness, empathy, and compassion in all kids. Better with Books is a valuable resource for parents, teachers, librarians, therapists, and all caregivers who recognize the power of literature to improve young readers’ lives. Each chapter explores a particular issue affecting preteens and teens today and includes a list of recommended related books–all published within the last decade. Recommendations are grouped by age: those appropriate for middle-grade readers and those for teens. Reading lists are organized around: Adoption and foster care Body image Immigration Learning challenges LGBTQIA+ youth Mental health Nature and environmentalism Physical disability Poverty and homelessness Race and ethnicity Religion and spirituality
Categories: Family & Relationships

Why Humans Work

Why Humans Work

Amal Unbound. New York: Penguin Random House, 2018. *A novel in which we meet Amal, a Pakistani girl forced into slavery to pay of her family's debts Saujani, Reshma. Girls Who Code: Learn to Code and Change the World.

Author: Monique Polak

Publisher: Orca Book Publishers

ISBN: 9781459827974

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 96

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What do you want to be when you grow up? I bet you've been asked that question before. But have you ever thought about why humans work? There are almost 3.5 billion people working in the world today, and that number is growing. In Why Do We Work? author Monique Polak investigates the past, present and future of jobs, including how work has also been shaped by discrimination, privilege and child labor. Meet a variety of working professionals and explore why we have careers, vocations and professions. How is the way we work changing, and what will it look like in the future?
Categories: Juvenile Nonfiction

Hope Nation

Hope Nation

Her novel Written in the Stars was listed as a best book of 2015 by Bank Street Books and a 2016 YALSA Quick Pick for Reluctant Readers. Her forthcoming middle-grade novel, Amal Unbound, will be published in 2018.

Author: Angie Thomas

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781524741846

Category: Young Adult Nonfiction

Page: 304

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★ "This amazing outpouring of strength and honesty offers inspirational personal accounts for every reader who wonders what to do when everything seems impossible." --Booklist, starred review A 2019 Texas Topaz Reading List Selection A Junior Library Guild Selection Hope is a decision, but it is a hard one to recognize in the face of oppression, belittlement, alienation, and defeat. To help embolden hope, here is a powerhouse collection of essays and personal stories that speak directly to teens and all YA readers. Featuring Angie Thomas, Marie Lu, Nicola Yoon, David Levithan, Libba Bray, Jason Reynolds, Renée Ahdieh, and many more! "The hope of a secure and livable world lies with disciplined nonconformists who are dedicated to justice, peace and brotherhood."--Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. We all experience moments when we struggle to understand the state of the world, when we feel powerless and--in some cases--even hopeless. The teens of today are the caretakers of tomorrow, and yet it's difficult for many to find joy or comfort in such a turbulent society. But in trying times, words are power. Some of today's most influential young adult authors come together in this highly personal collection of essays and original stories that offer moments of light in the darkness, and show that hope is a decision we all can make. Like a modern day Chicken Soup for the Teenage Soul or Don't Sweat the Small Stuff for Teens, Hope Nation acknowledges the pain and offers words of encouragement. Authors include: Atia Abawi, Renee Ahdieh, Libba Bray, Howard Bryant, Ally Carter, Ally Condie, Christina Diaz Gonzales, Gayle Forman, Romina Garber, I. W. Gregario, Kate Hart, Bendan Kiely, David Levithan, Alex London, Marie Lu, Julie Murphy, Jason Reynolds, Aisha Saeed, Nic Stone, Angie Thomas, Jenny Torres Sanchez, Jeff Zentner, and Nicola Yoon. Praise for Hope Nation: "A salve when days are bleak."--Kirkus Reviews "An important and inspiring read for thoughtful teens."--School Library Journal
Categories: Young Adult Nonfiction