Barakah Beats

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$7.99  $7.43
Scholastic Inc.
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5.2 X 7.5 X 0.8 inches | 0.45 pounds

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About the Author
Maleeha Siddiqui is a first-generation Pakistani-American Muslim living in Virginia. When she isn't writing, she can be found working at a biotech company or hanging out with her family. Her first novel Barakah Beats is based on her own experiences growing up in America as a young practicing Muslim.

Praise for Barakah Beats:

School Library Journal Best Books of the Year

New York Public Library Best Books of the Year

Junior Library Guild Gold Standard Selection

Indie's Introduce Summer/Fall 2021 Pick

Indie Next November/December 2021 Pick

"This book about friendship and faith absolutely sings." -- Buzzfeed

"Superb!" -Alex Gino, award-winning author of George

"Nimra is just the heroine middle-school readers are searching for." -Saadia Faruqi, author of A Thousand Questions

"Sweet and relatable-I couldn't put it down!" - Huda Fahmy, creator of Huda F Are You?

"You won't be able to stop reading once you start! I tumble-down fell in love." -Wendy Wan-Long Shang, author of Not Your All-American Girl (co-authored with Madelyn Rosenberg)

"This lively, heartfelt book hits all the right notes." -Rajani LaRocca, author of Red, White, and Whole

"If you love an irrepressible heroine and the story of underdogs stopping at nothing to be seen and heard, Barakah Beats is a must-read. I'm a Barakah Beats stan for life!" -Stephan Lee, author of K-Pop Confidential

★ "Fraught family relationships, shifting friendships, differing religious practices-they're big topics, but debut-author Siddiqui deftly tackles them with warmth, humor, and compassion." -Booklist, starred review

★ "Every elementary and middle school library will benefit from this touching story." -School Library Journal, starred review

"An important story about staying true to yourself." -Kirkus Reviews