A Thousand Questions

Written by Saadia Faruqi

When a Pakistani-American girl, Mimi, travels with her mom to Pakistan to visit family, she gets more than she bargains for. I loved following the mysterious path she took to the end of this book. This book is a window into the lives of people in Pakistan as well as those who have immigrated to the United States. I enjoyed getting to know both Mimi and her new friend, Sakina, as they took me on a tour of what life in Pakistan is like. As unlikely friends, the two of them forge a bond that is enjoyable to read about. I highly recommend it to those curious about the world and how it works.

I look forward to sharing this book with certain students that show interest in learning about the rest of the world and those looking to read about a good friendship.

Reviewed by Merri Rygg, Media Clerk, Harry S. Truman Elementary School Library
Review shared in September 2021
Rating: ★★★★★ (5 stars)
Interest Level: Grades 4-8

Author/Book Website (with Excerpt, Teacher Resources, &c.): https://saadiafaruqi.com/book/a-thousand-questions/

A Thousand Questions
Written by Saadia Faruqi
Quill Tree Books, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers
310 pages
Release Date: October 6, 2020
ISBN: 9780062943200
A review copy was provided by the publisher.

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