Ask Me No Questions by Marina Budhos audiobook

Ask Me No Questions

By Marina Budhos
Read by Abby Craden

Blackstone Publishing, Blackstone Publishing

Unabridged

Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781935430728

Runtime: 4.08 Hours
Category: Fiction
Audience: Young Adult (12–17)
Language: English

Summary

Summary

Winner of the AudioFile Earphones Award

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.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“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.” AudioFile
“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

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Author

Author Bio: Marina Budhos

Author Bio: Marina Budhos

Marina Budhos is the author of award-winning fiction and nonfiction. Her novels for young adults are Tell Us We’re Home and Ask Me No Questions. Her nonfiction books include Remix: Conversations with Immigrant Teenagers and Sugar Changed the World, which she cowrote with her husband, Marc Aronson. She has received an Exceptional Merit Media Award (EMMA), a Rona Jaffe Award for Women Writers, and two fellowships from the New Jersey Council on the Arts. She has been a Fulbright Scholar to India and is an associate professor of English at William Paterson University.

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Details

Details

Available Formats : Library CD
Category: Fiction
Runtime: 4.08
Audience: Young Adult (12–17)
Language: English