Bluestem Book of the Week!
2019 Bluestem Nominees!
Have you read any of the 2019 Bluestem Books?
20 books for grades 3-5 are nominated every year for the Bluestem Award, and they are displayed in the Youth Services Department.
Take a look at our staff review for this week’s featured book!
Title: Amina’s Voice
Author: Hena Khan
Lexile Level: 800
Recommendations and Comments: Amina’s Voice is a story about a 12 year-old named Amina and her family. Amina is dealing with new friendships and the angst that comes with 6th grade. Amina is trying to fit in, but her family is different and she struggles to stay true to who she is. Her parents came to the United States from Pakistan and have raised their children with American ideals. This becomes a problem when Amina’s uncle comes to visit. There are a lot of misunderstandings as the family tries to enjoy his stay. I liked the story, but felt like the author did not spend as much time as she could on the incident at Amina’s mosque. Amina learns how to use her talents even though she is scared.
Reviewed by: Jamie Guardi
Click Here for a List of all 20 Bluestem Nominees
Created by Jen Trotta on
Oct 18th, 2018 @ 11:15 AM.
Updated on Mar 18th, 2019 @ 10:12 AM.