Chat with us, powered by LiveChat

Omar Rising



by
Aisha Saeed

Edition
Hardcover edition
Publisher
Penguin Random House
Imprint
Nancy Paulsen
ISBN
9780593108581
POTENTIALLY SENSITIVE AREAS
None
$20.16   $16.80
SEE MEMBER PRICE
QTY

JLG Category

Advanced Readers

In this compelling companion to New York Times bestseller Amal Unbound, Amal’s friend Omar must contend with being treated like a second-class citizen when he gets a scholarship to an elite boarding school.

Omar knows his scholarship to Ghalib Academy Boarding School is a game changer, providing him—the son of a servant—with an opportunity to improve his station in life. He can’t wait to experience all the school has to offer, especially science club and hopefully the soccer team; but when he arrives, his hopes are dashed. First-year scholarship students aren’t allowed to join clubs or teams—and not only that, they have to earn their keep doing menial chores. At first Omar is dejected—but then he gets angry when he learns something even worse—the school deliberately “weeds out” kids like him by requiring them to get significantly higher grades than kids who can pay tuition, making it nearly impossible for scholarship students to graduate. It’s a good thing that in his favorite class, he’s learned the importance of being stubbornly optimistic. So with the help of his tightknit new group of friends—and with the threat of expulsion looming over him—he sets out to do what seems impossible: change a rigged system.

POTENTIALLY SENSITIVE AREAS
None

Details

Format

Print

Page Count

224

Trim Size

8 3/10" x 5 1/2"

Dewey

F

AR

0: points 0

Genre

Fic

Scholastic Reading Counts

0

JLG Release

Jun 2022

Book Genres

Realistic Fiction

Topics

Boarding schools. Scholarships. Pakistan. Friendship. Conduct of life. Class-based discrimination. School protests. Determination (personality trait). 

Standard MARC Records

Download Standard MARC Records

Cover Art

Download Cover Art

Grades 6-9
Advanced Readers
For Grades 6-9

Your pre-teen and teen readers won't be able to get enough of these selections. The 12 books here are a bit longer than our B category titles, with more challenging storylines and a wealth of thought-provoking nonfiction.

12 books per Year
$243.96 per Year
Interests
Clean Books,Diversity,Fiction,High Interest/Reluctant Reader,Struggling Readers,Novels,Funny/Humorous,Realistic Fiction
Like this book?
Get more like this every month.
LEARN MORE
Grades 6-9
Advanced Readers
12 books per Year
$243.96 per Year

Other Recommended Titles From Advanced Readers

In the Key of Us

by Mariama J. Lockington

Advanced Readers

September 2022

Advanced Readers

August 2022

Air: A Novel

by Monica Roe

Advanced Readers

July 2022

Omar Rising

by Aisha Saeed

Advanced Readers

June 2022
Copyright © 2017 Magento, Inc. All rights reserved.