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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (855 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Marina Budhos Narrator: Abby Craden Publisher: Blackstone Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Since emigrating from Bangladesh, fourteen-year-old Nadira and her family have been living in New York City on expired visas, hoping to realize their dream of becoming legal US citizens. But after 9/11, everything changes. Suddenly being Muslim means you are dangerous—a suspected terrorist. When Nadira’s father is arrested and detained at the US-Canadian border, Nadira and her older sister, Aisha, are told to carry on as if everything is the same. The teachers at Flushing High don’t ask any questions, but Aisha falls apart. Nothing matters to her anymore—not even college. It’s up to Nadira to be the strong one and bring her family back together again. Download and start listening now!


Quotes & Awards

  • “The events of the novel are powerful enough to engage readers’ attention and will make them pause to consider the effects of a legal practice that preys on prejudice and fear.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “Narrator Abby Craden expertly depicts family, friends, and cold officials…Craden captures everything the reader’s eye would see on the printed page—especially that aside or extra word that adds further clarity to the written word. The moving story illustrates people lives affected by our nation’s immigration policies. Craden’s warm and insightful delivery adds to the learning experience for young listeners.”


  • “A moving first-person, present-tense narrative…The teen voice is wonderfully immediate, revealing Nadira’s mixed-up feelings as well as the diversity in her family and the Muslim community…Readers will feel the heartbreak, prejudice, kindness, and fear.”

    Booklist (starred review)

  • “Inspiring and timely, this novel explores one of the most difficult issues facing the United States today in a compelling and highly readable way.”

    Children’s Literature

  • Winner of the AudioFile Earphones Award

Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Kate | 2/11/2014

    " Nadira and her family are illegal aliens. They live on expired visas in New York, and after 9/11 everything changes. When their father is detained at the Canadien border, Nadira and her sister Aisha must return to Queens and try and start a new life. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Jeffrey | 1/30/2014

    " Though not the most fascinating book on Earth regarding immigration and illegal aliens, this book proved to be worth its overall story. Marina Budhos' tale of Nadira and Aisha's plight to help get there family residency in the U.S. is an emotional and educational one. For many who see the issue as so very one-sided (us vs. them), Budhos puts a very human face to such a controversial issue. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by David | 1/24/2014

    " Its about a girl and her family that have immagrated. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Izzy | 1/24/2014

    " I really enjoyed the point of view from which this story was written. I have rarely seen a book aBout illegal immigration from the point of view of an illegal immigrant. It is a great book that everyone should read. "

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