More to the Story (Large Print / Paperback)

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Jameela Mirza wants to be a world-class journalist.  She already writes for her school newspaper, and proudly shows the articles to her father.  Then her dad takes a job overseas, her sister becomes dangerously sick, and her latest article agitates a new friend.  As these problems wrestle with Jam’s need to be a shining star, she asks herself: is she even suited to be a reporter?

Why I liked this book:

I liked this book because it shows the reality of what it can be like to have a family member be diagnosed with a serious disease.  It doesn’t sugarcoat the importance of journalist fidelity and how hard it can be to have a parent working far from home.

— Camilla B, Age 13

Description


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...


Product Details
ISBN: 9781432882297
ISBN-10: 1432882295
Large Print: Yes
Publisher: Thorndike Striving Reader
Publication Date: October 14th, 2020
Pages: 317
Language: English