Bhai for Now


Product Details

$17.99  $16.73
Scholastic Press
Publish Date
5.4 X 8.3 X 1.1 inches | 0.8 pounds

Earn by promoting books

Earn money by sharing your favorite books through our Affiliate program.

Become an affiliate

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. Barakah Beats is based on her own experiences growing up in America as a young practicing Muslim.


Praise for Bhai For Now

A Parent Trap redux that doesn't disappoint. A delightful tale of family love and complexity." -Kirkus Reviews

Praise for Barakah Beats:

A New York Public Library Best Kids Book of the Year

A School Library Journal Best Book of the Year

Indie's Introduce Summer/Fall 2021 Pick

Indie Next November/December 2021 Pick

A Junior Library Guild Selection

*Every[one] will benefit from this touching story about a preteen struggling to reconcile faith, friends, and family against the backdrop of an American middle school." -School Library Journal, Starred Review

*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

Superb! Nimra is a joy to cheer for in a nuanced story that will leave readers thinking about how to navigate complex ethical choices. -- Alex Gino, award-winning author of Melissa

Equal parts fun and serious, Barakah Beats is a lovely story that will resonate with countless kids growing up between two cultures and faiths. Nimra is just the heroine middle-school readers are searching for. -- Saadia Faruqi, author of A Thousand Questions

Finally! A story about a young Muslim girl trying to fit in while also staying true to her values, beliefs, family, and culture. Sweet and relatable--I couldn't put it down! -- Huda Fahmy, creator of Huda F Are You?

This book should come with a warning label--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. The Muslim rep is beautiful and important--pure joy for any reader. The raucous rhythms of Nimra's story bursts through from every page. I'm a Barakah Beats stan for life! -- Stephan Lee, author of K-Pop Confidential