Thorndike Press

More to the Story

  • Hena Khan
  • Offered By: Thorndike Striving Reader
  • ISBN-10: 1432882295
  • ISBN-13: 9781432882297
  • DDC: Fic
  • Shipping Weight: .95 lbs ( .43 kgs)
  • 320 Pages | Hardcover
  • Published/Released October 2020



When Jameela Mirza is picked to be feature editor of her middle school newspaper, she’s one step closer to being an award-winning journalist like her late grandfather. Jameela’s assigned to write about the new boy in school and wonders how she’ll make his story gripping enough to enter into a national media contest. Jameela is devastated when their father takes a job overseas for six months. Missing him makes Jameela determined to write an epic article. But when her younger sister gets seriously ill, Jameela’s world turns upside down. And as her hunger for fame looks like it might cost her a blossoming friendship, Jameela questions what matters most, and whether she’s cut out to be a journalist at all.

Age Range: 8 and up | Grade Level: 8 and up | Lexile Measure: 710L