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Nadira and her family are illegal aliens, fleeing to the Canadian border — running from the country they thought was their home. For years since emigrating from Bangladesh, they have lived on expired visas in New York City, hoping they could someday realize their dream of becoming legal citizens of the United States. But after 9/11, everything changes. Suddenly, being Muslim means being dangerous, a suspected terrorist. And when Nadira's father is arrested and detained at the border, Nadira and her older sister, Aisha, are sent back to Queens and told to carry on, as if everything is the same.

But of course nothing is the same. Nadira and Aisha live in fear they'll have to return to a Bangladesh they hardly know. Aisha, always the responsible one, falls apart. It's up to Nadira to find a way to bring her family back together again.

Critically acclaimed author Marina Budhos has given us a searing portrait of contemporary America in the days of terrorism, orange alerts, and the Patriot Act, and a moving and important story about something most people take for granted — citizenship and acceptance in their country.

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The author of "Remix: Conversations with Immigrant Teenagers" pens a moving story about two teenage sisters, originally from Bangladesh, whose family lives illegally in New York City. After 9/11, immigration regulations change, forcing the family to seek asylum.

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andlt;bigandgt;"You forget. You forget you don't really exist here, that this isn't your home."andlt;/bigandgt; andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt; 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 U.S. citizens. But after 9/11, everything changes. Suddenly being Muslim means you are dangerous — a suspected terrorist. andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt; When Nadira's father is arrested and detained at the U.S.-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. andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt; It's up to Nadira to be the strong one and bring her family back together again.

About the Author

andlt;bandgt;Marina Budhosandlt;/bandgt; is the author of such books as andlt;iandgt;Ask Me No Questionsandlt;/iandgt;, andlt;iandgt;Tell Us We're Homeandlt;/iandgt;, andandnbsp;andlt;iandgt;Remix: Conversations with Immigrant Teenagers.andlt;/iandgt; She has received an EMMA (Exceptional Merit Media Award) and a Rona Jaffe Foundation Writers' Award for women writers. Ms. Budhos has been a Fulbright Scholar in India, has given talks throughout the country and abroad, and has taught at several universities and colleges. She is currently an associate professor of English at William Paterson University. She lives with her husband and fellow Atheneum author, Marc Aronson, and their two sons in Maplewood, New Jersey.andnbsp;You can visit her online at marinabudhos.com.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781416949206
Author:
Budhos, Marina
Publisher:
Atheneum Books for Young Readers
Photographer:
Pyle, Howard
Author:
Pyle, Howard
Subject:
Family - General
Subject:
Children's 12-Up - Fiction - General
Subject:
People & Places - Middle East
Subject:
Situations / Prejudice & Racism
Subject:
Social Issues - Prejudice & Racism
Subject:
Social Issues - Emigration & Immigration
Subject:
Family
Subject:
Family life
Subject:
New york (n.y.)
Subject:
Schools
Subject:
Children s Young Adult-Social Issue Fiction-Prejudice and Racism
Subject:
Children s Young Adult-Social Issue Fiction
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Reprint
Publication Date:
20070911
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
from 7
Language:
English
Illustrations:
f-c cvr
Pages:
176
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.5 in
Age Level:
12-17

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"Synopsis" by , The author of "Remix: Conversations with Immigrant Teenagers" pens a moving story about two teenage sisters, originally from Bangladesh, whose family lives illegally in New York City. After 9/11, immigration regulations change, forcing the family to seek asylum.
"Synopsis" by , andlt;bigandgt;"You forget. You forget you don't really exist here, that this isn't your home."andlt;/bigandgt; andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt; 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 U.S. citizens. But after 9/11, everything changes. Suddenly being Muslim means you are dangerous — a suspected terrorist. andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt; When Nadira's father is arrested and detained at the U.S.-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. andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt; It's up to Nadira to be the strong one and bring her family back together again.
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