The Black-Eyed Susan Book Award honors outstanding books chosen annually by Maryland students.
Today was the third day of school, but it feels like I've been going back for months already! And it's very chilly outside these mornings. Getting up so early and sleeping late is really fraying my nerves, though it's partially my fault. If only I liked sleeping earlier... but, alas, it is not so. However, that gives me more time to read, especially since I was able to borrow Blood Promise from my friend today! I can't wait to read it. (:
Sixteen-year-old Amal makes the decision to start wearing the hijab full- time and everyone has a reaction, from her parents and friends to strangers on the street. But she stands by her decision to embrace her Muslim faith and all that it is in this stunning debut novel.