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Beneath My Mother's Feet

Title

Beneath My Mother's Feet

Authors

Amjed Qamar

Publisher

Atheneum Books for Young Readers

Pages

208 pages

Publication Year

2008

ISBN

9781442414518

Genre

realism

Topic

Family Relationships; Poverty; financial hardship; poor

Annotation

When her father is injured, fourteen-year-old Nazia is pulled away from school, her friends, and her preparations for an arranged marriage, to help her mother clean houses in a wealthy part of Karachi, Pakistan, where she finally rebels against the destiny that is planned for her.

Grade Level

6-8

Family Formation

mother and father

Main Character

girl

Diversity Impact

direct

Race/Ethnicities

Pakistani

Awards

Amelia Bloomer List, 2009; Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People, 2009; Dorothy Canfield Fisher Children's Book Award, 2009-2010; Master List; South Carolina Junior Book Award, 2010; Nominee; The de Grummond Children's Literature Collection; Ohioana Book Award, 2009, Winner, Juvenile Literature

Keywords

Pakistan; household employees; maid; school; marriage

Item Type

Fiction

Format

novel

Beneath My Mother's Feet

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