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  • 32 of 40 copies available at NC Cardinal.

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Edneyville Branch SAE (Text) 33258008416815 Juvenile Fiction Available -
Elkin Public Library JF SAEED (Text) 30499100530201 Juvenile Fiction Checked out 11/21/2018
Enka-Candler Library J SAE (Text) 0020511911685 Juvenile New Fiction Available -
Etowah Branch SAE (Text) 33258008416807 Juvenile Fiction Available -
Fletcher Branch SAE (Text) 33258008416823 Juvenile Fiction Available -
George H. & Laura E. Brown Library JF Sae (Text) 30308101189059 Juvenile Fiction Available -
Goldsboro Library JF SAE (Text) 900000000575705 Juvenile Fiction Checked out 12/05/2018
Henderson Main Branch SAE (Text) 33258008416831 Juvenile Fiction Available -
Hope Mills Library J SAEED (Text) 31781064716044 Juvenile Fiction Available -
Jackson County Public Library J SAEED (Text) 39493108322688 Juvenile Fiction In transit -
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  • ISBN: 9780399544682
  • ISBN: 0399544682
  • Physical Description: 226 pages ; 22 cm
  • Publisher: New York, NY : Nancy Paulsen Books, [2018]

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Summary, etc.:
Twelve-year-old Amal's dream of becoming a teacher one day is dashed in an instant when she accidentally insults a member of her Pakistani village's ruling family. As punishment for her behavior, she is forced to leave her heartbroken family behind and go work at their estate. Amal is distraught but has faced setbacks before. So she summons her courage and begins navigating the complex rules of life as a servant, with all its attendant jealousies and pecking-order woes. Most troubling, though, is Amal's increasing awareness of the deadly measures the Khan family will go to in order to stay in control. It's clear that their hold over her village will never loosen as long as everyone is too afraid to challenge them--so if Amal is to have any chance of ensuring her loved ones' safety and winning back her freedom, she must find a way to work with the other servants to make it happen.
In Pakistan, Amal holds onto her dream of being a teacher even after becoming an indentured servant to pay off her family's debt to the wealthy and corrupt Khan family.
Target Audience Note:
HL600L Lexile
Study Program Information Note:
Accelerated Reader AR MG 4.2 6 194712.
Subject: Indentured servants > Fiction.
Families > Pakistan > Fiction.
Courage > Fiction.
Conduct of life > Fiction.
Pakistan > Fiction.
Genre: Young adult fiction.

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