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Power Forward: Zayd Saleem, Chasing the Dream


Series
Zayd Saleem, Chasing the Dream

by
Hena Khan
illustrated by
Sally Wern Comport

Edition
Hardcover edition
Publisher
Simon & Schuster
Imprint
Salaam Reads
ISBN
9781534411982
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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.

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Details

Format

Print

Page Count

64

Trim Size

7 1/2" x 5 1/2"

Dewey

F

AR

0: points 0

Genre

Fiction

Scholastic Reading Counts

0

JLG Release

Sep 2018

Book Genres


Topics

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

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Praise & Reviews

Starred or favorable reviews have been received from these periodicals:

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School Library Journal

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

Praise & Reviews

School Library Journal

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

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