Amal Unbound by Aisha Saeed
This middle grade novel brings the very real issue of indentured servitude to life while keeping the materials both honest and age appropriate. Saeed seems to walk this delicate tightrope with ease while sharing Pakistani culture with the reader. I could not recommend this book highly enough.
It’s been a couple of months since my last update, but summer has been difficult for me. I turned down what was basically my dream job in Washington state because I could not afford the move unless the offering library offered me a certain salary, which they chose not to consider. It’s kind of a bummer. Other than that, I have limited my applications to jobs within Austin and I’m crossing my fingers for interview opportunities. My final term of grad school is going well, although it is EXHAUSTING. It’s my practicum/internship term and I’m completing it in Houston. So, each week I travel 3 hours each way at the mercy of a bus schedule, while also working part time. I have officially made it to midterms though, so things aren’t all that bad. I have a lot of support from friends, so I know that even though things are tough for me right now, I’ll make it to the other side. I feel really good about finishing a book today, even if it was just a middle grade book and I hope I can make more time for others. That’s all I’ve got for now!
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Currently Reading: Harry Potter and the Methods of Rationality by Eliezer Yudkowsky
Currently Playing: The Binding of Isaac/Switch