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Ask Me No Questions

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Ask Me No Questions

By Marina Budhos

Simon Pulse, Paperback, 9781416949206, 162pp.

Publication Date: September 1, 2007

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Description
"You forget. You forget you don't really exist here, that this isn't your home."

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.

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.

It's up to Nadira to be the strong one and bring her family back together again.


Praise For Ask Me No Questions

"A thoughtful, riveting tale of post-9/11 America...Beautifully written."

-- Chitra Divakaruni, author of Queen of Dreams

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