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A timely reminder that going to school is a huge privilege: Read an extract from Amal Unbound by Aisha Saeed

June 12, 2018

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Twelve-year-old Amal lives with her family in a small village in Pakistan and her favourite thing to do is toread and attend school.

Even before she started school, Amal had a curious mind and wanted to know how things worked: How fast do airplanes fly? Where do ladybugs go when it rains? And what is it like to walk through the streets of another country?

Further inspired by her teacher Miss Sadia, Amal spends her spare time staying behind after class so she can learn how to become a teacher. Her love of learning is shared by her best friend, Omar, who brings her books from his school library to read.

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Aisha Saeed is a Pakistani-American writer, teacher and attorney. She has been featured on MTV, the Huffington Post, NBC and the BBC, and, as one of the founding members of the much talked about ‘We Need Diverse Books’ campaign, she is helping change the conversation about diverse books. Aisha lives in Atlanta, Georgia, with her husband and sons.

 


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