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Power Forward: Zayd Saleem, Chasing the Dream

By: Hena Khan

Illustrator: Sally Wern Comport

Fourth-grader Zayd Saleem wants to make the Gold Team. But his Pakistani American parents want him to practice his violin. Can he balance both basketball and violin?
Black-and-white illustrations.

ISBN: 9781534411982

JLG Release: Sep 2018


Sensitive Areas: None
Topics: Basketball , Pakistani Americans , Muslim Americans , Family life , Leadership , Middle schools , Schools , Weddings

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Fourth grader Zayd Saleem is facing challenges, both on and off the basketball court. He is torn between obeying his parents by taking violin lessons and getting ready for tryouts to be a part of the Gold Team with his best friend Adam. Zayd makes an important decision: if he skips morning violin rehearsals, he can get in twice the practice for the Fourth grader Zayd Saleem is facing challenges, both on and off the basketball court. He is torn between obeying his parents by taking violin lessons and getting ready for tryouts to be a part of the Gold Team with his best friend Adam. Zayd makes an important decision: if he skips morning violin rehearsals, he can get in twice the practice for the tryouts. After two weeks, he is discovered and in big trouble. He must somehow convince his parents that playing basketball is suitable for a Muslim boy. Bits of jovial humor from characters like Jamal, Zayd’s uncle, and Naano, his grandmother, add to the lightheartedness of this straightforward tale. VERDICT A fine purchase, especially where young readers are transitioning from chapter books to longer middle grade sports fiction.—Martha Rico, El Paso ISD, TX

Book Details

ISBN

9781534411982

First Release

September 2018

Genre

Fic

Dewey Classification

F

Trim Size

7 1/2" x 5 1/2"

Page Count

64

Accelerated Reader

N/A

Scholastic Reading Counts

N/A

Lexile

N/A

Format

Print Book

Edition

Hardcover edition

Publisher

Salaam Reads

Potentially Sensitive Areas

None

Topics

Basketball, Pakistani Americans, Muslim Americans, Family life, Leadership, Middle schools, Schools, Weddings,

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