Beneath My Mother's Feet
Atheneum Books for Young Readers
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.
Family Relationships; Poverty; financial hardship; poor
mother and father
Amelia Bloomer List, 2009
Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People, 2009
Dorothy Canfield Fisher Children's Book Award, 2009-2010
South Carolina Junior Book Award, 2010
The de Grummond Children's Literature Collection
Ohioana Book Award, 2009, Winner, Juvenile Literature
Pakistan; household employees; maid; school; marriage
Qamar, Amjed, "Beneath My Mother's Feet" (2008). Diverse Families. 835.