More to the Story by Hena Khan audiobook

More to the Story

By Hena Khan
Read by Priya Ayyar

Simon & Schuster Audio 9781481492096
4.92 Hours Unabridged
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From the critically acclaimed author of Amina’s Voice comes a new story inspired by Louisa May Alcott’s beloved classic, Little Women, featuring four sisters from a modern American Muslim family living in Georgia. When Jameela Mirza is picked to be feature editor of her middle school newspaper, she’s one step closer to being an award-winning journalist like her late grandfather. The problem is her editor-in-chief keeps shooting down her article ideas. Jameela’s assigned to write about the new boy in school, who has a cool British accent but doesn’t share much, and wonders how she’ll make his story gripping enough to enter into a national media contest. Jameela, along with her three sisters, is devastated when their father needs to take a job overseas, away from their cozy Georgia home for six months. Missing him makes Jameela determined to write an epic article—one to make her dad extra proud. But when her younger sister gets seriously ill, Jameela’s world turns upside down. And as her hunger for fame looks like it might cost her a blossoming friendship, Jameela questions what matters most, and whether she’s cut out to be a journalist at all...

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Summary

Summary

From the critically acclaimed author of Amina’s Voice comes a new story inspired by Louisa May Alcott’s beloved classic, Little Women, featuring four sisters from a modern American Muslim family living in Georgia.

When Jameela Mirza is picked to be feature editor of her middle school newspaper, she’s one step closer to being an award-winning journalist like her late grandfather. The problem is her editor-in-chief keeps shooting down her article ideas. Jameela’s assigned to write about the new boy in school, who has a cool British accent but doesn’t share much, and wonders how she’ll make his story gripping enough to enter into a national media contest.

Jameela, along with her three sisters, is devastated when their father needs to take a job overseas, away from their cozy Georgia home for six months. Missing him makes Jameela determined to write an epic article—one to make her dad extra proud. But when her younger sister gets seriously ill, Jameela’s world turns upside down. And as her hunger for fame looks like it might cost her a blossoming friendship, Jameela questions what matters most, and whether she’s cut out to be a journalist at all...

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“It is a quiet tour de force, and a must-read for anyone wrestling with what it means to be American in this day and age.” Adam Gidwitz, Newbery Honor–winning author of The Inquisitor’s Tale
“Inspired by Little Women, Khan’s More to the Story is a brilliant tribute to the original that both modernizes and enriches the story.” Ellen Oh, author of The Spirit Hunter Series

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Author

Author Bio: Hena Khan

Author Bio: Hena Khan

Hena Khan is a Pakistani American writer. She is the author of the novel Amina’s Voice and the first three books in the Zayd Saleem, Chasing the Dream series: Power Forward, On Point, and Bounce Back. She has also written a number of picture books, including Golden Domes and Silver Lanterns, Under My Hijab, and It’s Ramadan, Curious George. Hena lives in Rockville, Maryland, with her husband and two sons. You can learn more about Hena and her books by visiting her website at HenaKhan.com or connecting with her @henakhanbooks.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, CD
Category: Fiction
Runtime: 4.92
Audience: Children (8–12)
Language: English